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Philippines logs 562 new COVID cases, death toll nears 50,000

Philippines logs 562 new COVID cases, death toll nears 50,000

Manila, Dec 9 (UNI/Xinhua) The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 562 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,835,996.

The DOH also reported that 176 more people died from Covid-19 complications, bringing the country's death toll to 49,936. Of the 176 reported deaths, only eight occurred this month.

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