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Philippines reports 987 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths

Daily life amid Coronavirus outbreak in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday reported 987 new coronavirus infections, the lowest daily increase in infections in more than 16 weeks, and 49 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had increased to 388,137, while deaths had reached 7,367. The Philippines has the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia behind Indonesia.

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

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