Philippines reports record 34,021 new COVID-19 cases

A health worker collects a swab sample for a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test from a man with a COVID-19 positive household member, as part of the government's contact tracing program, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lisa Marie David

MANILA, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Thursday, registering 34,021 new infections.

In a bulletin, it said confirmed cases had climbed to 3.09 million, with the Southeast Asian country's death toll rising by 82 to 52,736.

Reporting by Enrico Dela Cruz Editing by Ed Davies

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