Philippines Confirms 1,987 New Coronavirus Infections, 65 Deaths​

Filipinos queue for 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 Philippines' health ministry on Thursday recorded 1,987 additional novel coronavirus infections, a new five-week low, and 65 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases have increased to 228,403, while confirmed deaths have reached 3,688, of which more than 43% were reported in the past 30 days.