COVID-19: Philippines confirms 3,637 cases, 94 more deaths

Airline ground staff wearing protective gear work at the counter at the airport in Manila on August 4, 2020. TED ALJIBE / AFP

The Philippines reported 3,637 new coronavirus infections and 94 more deaths on Saturday,

It takes its tally to 213,131 cases and a toll of 3,419, the health ministry said in a bulletin.

The nation is grappling with the highest number of virus infections in Southeast Asia, with a death toll second only to neighbouring Indonesia, since nearly a third of the Philippine deaths have been reported over the past 15 days. 

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