Philippines confirms 3,550 new coronavirus infections, 69 deaths

Passengers wearing face shields and face masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) get off a bus in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday recorded 3,550 additional novel coronavirus infections and 69 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had risen to 272,934, the most in Southeast Asia, while confirmed deaths have reached 4,732.

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