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Philippines confirms 4,040 more novel coronavirus cases, 42 deaths

Coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday reported 4,040 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase in 12 days, and 42 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 252,964, the most in Southeast Asia, while confirmed deaths have reached 4,108.

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

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