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Philippines registers 866 new COVID-19 cases 

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On Wednesday, the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) announced 866 new COVID-19 infections, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 3,663,920 in the Southeast Asian country.

The DOH said that 53 additional persons died as a result of COVID-19 problems, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 56,504.

Since the highly transmissible disease developed in early 2020, the government has begun publishing daily COVID-19 bulletins. As the number of coronavirus cases drops, Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a television interview on Wednesday that the DOH would stop releasing daily COVID-19 bulletins on March 7.

Instead, every Monday afternoon, the DOH would release a weekly bulletin, he said.

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