Philippine health ministry reports 17 coronavirus deaths, 1,841 more cases

The Philippines on Friday recorded 17 new coronavirus deaths and 1,841 additional infections, with the capital Manila still accounting for the bulk of newly confirmed cases and casualties.

MANILA, July 17 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Friday recorded 17 new coronavirus deaths and 1,841 additional infections, with the capital Manila still accounting for the bulk of newly confirmed cases and casualties.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 1,660 while confirmed infections have risen to 63,001.

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

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