Philippines reports 2,218 new COVID-19 cases, lowest rise in 5 weeks

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

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday recorded 2,218 new coronavirus infections, the country’s lowest daily case increase in five weeks, and 27 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections have risen to 226,440 while deaths have reached 3,623, a quarter of which were recorded in the past 15 days.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)

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