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Philippines confirms 5,277 new coronavirus cases, 99 deaths

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday reported 5,277 additional novel coronavirus infections, the highest daily increase in 12 days, and 99 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had risen to 202,361, more than 60% of which were reported in the past month, while deaths had increased to 3,137. The Philippines has the largest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia.

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

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