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Philippines reports 1,531 new coronavirus cases, largest single-day increase

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported six additional novel coronavirus deaths and 1,531 more infections, its largest single-day increase in confirmed cases.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total cases have risen to 40,336 while deaths have reached 1,280. The previous high was 1,150 cases reported on June 23.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)

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