Philippines reports 3,446 new coronavirus cases, 38 additional deaths

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

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines reported on Monday 3,446 coronavirus infections and 38 deaths, taking its total caseload to 220,819 and fatalities to 3,558, its health ministry said.

The ministry also said on Monday that five Philippine hospitals have been identified as candidates for potential clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China-based Sinovac Biotech.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty)

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