Philippines confirms 2,673 novel coronavirus cases, 73 more deaths

It also said 539 more individuals had recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 295,31

  
A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020.

A vendor at Pritil Public Market gets a free swab test amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines, October 8, 2020.

Reuters/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA - The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,673 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 73 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 354,338 cases and 6,603 deaths.

It also said 539 more individuals had recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 295,312.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard)

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