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Philippines reports record high 8,773 new coronavirus infections – Metro US

Philippines reports record high 8,773 new coronavirus infections

Coronavirus testing in evacuation center in Rizal province
Coronavirus testing in evacuation center in Rizal province

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine health ministry on Thursday recorded 8,773 new coronavirus cases, its highest single-day increase, as the country battles a surge in new infections.

The ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 693,048, while deaths reached 13,095, after 56 additional fatalities reported on Thursday.

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

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