Philippines confirms 1,987 new coronavirus infections, 65 deaths

Jeepney passengers seated between plastic barriers, wear face masks and face shields mandatory in public transportation, to help curb coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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.

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