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Health

Philippines reports 2,006 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported 2,006 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 38 additional deaths.

Its latest update brought total cases to 378,933 and deaths from COVID-19 to 7,185. It also said the total number of people who had recovered had increased to 330,457.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty

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