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Philippines reports 3,999 novel coronavirus cases, 91 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Filipinos queue to get free COVID-19 swab testing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 25, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine health ministry on Friday confirmed 3,999 additional novel coronavirus infections and 91 more deaths.

The ministry said total confirmed cases have reached 209,544, about a fifth of which were reported in the past 10 days, while deaths rose to 3,325.

The¬†Philippines¬†has the most confirmed COVID-19 infections in Southeast Asia and the region’s second highest number of coronavirus deaths, next to Indonesia.

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

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