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Philippines reports biggest jump in COVID-19 death toll in four months

Philippines reports biggest jump in COVID-19 death toll in four months

Patients are watched over by relatives and hospital aides inside the COVID-19 emergency room of the government hospital National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Apr 26, 2021. (Photo: Reuters/Eloisa Lopez)

MANILA : The Philippines' health ministry recorded on Sunday (Aug 8) 9,671 new coronavirus cases and 287 additional deaths, the biggest single-day spike in the country's death toll since April 9.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections in the Southeast Asian country had risen to 1.66 million, while the death toll had climbed to 29,122.

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Source: Reuters/aj

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