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Philippines sees 1,990 new coronavirus cases, lowest in three weeks

FILE PHOTO: Free COVID-19 swab testing for public market vendors in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,990 new coronavirus infections, the lowest number in three weeks, and 40 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have risen to 344,713, the highest number in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 6,372.

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

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