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Philippines confirms 3,249 new coronavirus infections, 97 deaths

Filipinos queue for government aid amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 3,249 additional novel coronavirus infections and 97 more deaths due to the disease.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines had reached 205,518, the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths had increased to 3,234, about a quarter of which were recorded in the past 15 days.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies)

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