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Philippines reports 1,738 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths

Daily life amid Coronavirus outbreak in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday recorded 1,738 new coronavirus infections and seven additional deaths, the lowest daily increase in casualties in nearly three months.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 409,574, while deaths had reached 7,839.

Despite a downward trend in the number of cases in more recent weeks, this was not the time to be complacent, health ministry undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told a regular news conference on Monday.

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

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