Philippines sees 1,990 new coronavirus cases, lowest in three weeks

Filipinos queue for cash subsidy from the government amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Batasan Hills, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday reported 1,990 new coronavirus infections, the lowest number in three weeks, and 40 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have risen to 344,713, the highest number in Southeast Asia, while deaths have reached 6,372.

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