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Philippines reports 3,257 new coronavirus cases, 47 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Two men take shade while queueing for cash subsidy from the government amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 27, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines‘ health ministry on Friday reported 3,257 additional novel coronavirus infections, marking the 11th straight day the country has recorded more than 3,000 daily cases.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 279,526, most of which are in the capital, while deaths rose 47 to reach 4,830.

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

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