Philippines reports 42 new coronavirus deaths, biggest daily rise since April

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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 42 new coronavirus deaths, the largest single-day increase in nearly three months, and 1,233 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had increased to 1,360, while confirmed cases had reached 52,914.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies)