Philippines’ COVID cases rise close to 190,000

A passenger wearing a mask and a face shield for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is seated in between plastic barriers to maintain social distancing in a jeepney, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines recorded 2,378 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, its smallest daily spike in nearly four weeks, but the nationwide tally rose to 189,601, still the highest in Southeast Asia.

In a bulletin, the Department of Health also reported 32 more fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 2,998.

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