Philippines Reports 2,218 New COVID-19 Cases, Lowest Rise in 5 Weeks​


Filipinos queue 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 Philippine health ministry on Wednesday recorded 2,218 new coronavirus infections, the country's lowest daily case increase in five weeks, and 27 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections have risen to 226,440 while deaths have reached 3,623, a quarter of which were recorded in the past 15 days.

 

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