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Philippines Reports Record 7,999 New COVID-19 Infections

   March 20, 2021 2:22 AM
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MANILA (REUTERS) - THE Philippines on Saturday recorded 7,999 new coronavirus infections, the second straight day that the country posted a record high in daily cases.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said total confirmed cases have risen to 656,056 while confirmed deaths have reached 12,930, after 30 more were recorded on Saturday.

The Southeast Asian nation is battling a renewed surge in infections, including those of the new and more transmissible variants, delaying the further reopening of its pandemic-stricken economy.

"The country's recorded COVID-19 cases remain high. Better to stay home if going out is unnecessary," the ministry said.

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