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Philippines reports 1,923 new coronavirus cases, 132 more deaths

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MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday recorded 1,923 new coronavirus infections and 132 additional deaths, the largest daily increase in casualties in 15 days.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 365,799, while deaths had reached 6,915. The Philippines has the second-highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia.

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

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