Philippines confirms nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day increase

Philippines confirms nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day increase

FILE PHOTO: Philippines ramps up coronavirus testing
FILE PHOTO: A nurse gets a swab from a man under observation for COVID-19 in a booth set up in a hospital parking lot in Manila, Philippines, Apr 15, 2020. (REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez)

MANILA: The Philippine government's COVID-19 task force confirmed 3,954 new infections on Thursday (Jul 30), the country's largest single-day increase in new coronavirus cases.

The information on the surge in infections, which was a sharp increase from the record 2,539 cases confirmed on Jul 8, was mentioned in a regular circular issued by the inter-agency task force.

The health ministry was expected to release further details later on Thursday.

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Source: Reuters/kv

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