Philippines Reports 4,686 New Coronavirus Cases, 13 More Deaths​


A bus driver and passengers wear face masks and face shields, both mandatory in public transportation, to help curb coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Monday confirmed 4,686 additional novel coronavirus infections and 13 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 194,252, more than 60% of which were recorded in the past month, while deaths have reached 3,010.

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