Philippines confirms 2,630 new coronavirus cases, 69 deaths

A police officer checks a jeepney passenger’s body temperature at a checkpoint placed amidst the lockdown of the country's capital to contain the spread of coronavirus, in the outskirts of Quezon City, Metro Manila March 15, 2020. — Reuters pic
A police officer checks a jeepney passenger’s body temperature at a checkpoint placed amidst the lockdown of the country’s capital to contain the spread of coronavirus, in the outskirts of Quezon City, Metro Manila March 15, 2020. — Reuters pic

MANILA, Sept 25 — The Philippines’ health ministry today reported 2,630 additional novel coronavirus infections and 69 more deaths, the largest daily increase in casualties in six days.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases in the Philippines have reached 299,361, the highest in South-east Asia, while deaths have increased to 5,196. — Reuters

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