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Health

Philippines reports 3,544 novel coronavirus cases, 34 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A government worker carries a signage reminding passengers waiting for a bus to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, September 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday confirmed 3,544 additional novel coronavirus infections and 34 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections had increased to 269,407, the highest in Southeast Asia, while confirmed deaths have reached 4,663.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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