Philippines reports 2,053 new coronavirus cases, 61 deaths

FILE PHOTO: Filipino teachers build learning centre on wheels to assist indigenous children
FILE PHOTO: Filipino teachers build learning centre on wheels to assist indigenous children

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Wednesday recorded 2,053 new coronavirus infections and 61 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have risen to 375,180 while deaths reached 7,114. The Philippines has the second most number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.

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