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Philippines reports 1,664 new coronavirus cases, 38 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa LopezMANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday confirmed 1,664 new coronavirus infections, the third straight day of fewer than 2,000 additional daily cases, and 38 more…

FILE PHOTO: A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday confirmed 1,664 new coronavirus infections, the third straight day of fewer than 2,000 additional daily cases, and 38 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections had risen to 363,888, while deaths have increased to 6,783.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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