July 3, 2020 / 9:27 AM / a month ago

Philippines reports 1,531 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

A passenger boards a jeepney while a conductor wearing a mask for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) directs people to maintain social distancing, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported six additional novel coronavirus deaths and 1,531 more infections, its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total cases have risen to 40,336 while deaths have reached 1,280. The previous high was 1,150 cases reported on June 23.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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