Philippines confirms 1,594 new coronavirus cases, 42 more deaths

Daily life amid Coronavirus outbreak in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine health ministry on Thursday reported 1,594 novel coronavirus infections and 42 additional deaths.

The ministry said total confirmed cases increased to 389,725 while deaths reached 7,409. The Philippines has Southeast Asia’s second highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths after Indonesia.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)

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