ANKARA

The number of coronavirus cases in Philippines, which extended lockdown in the capital Manila for another two weeks on June 15, crossed 32,000-mark on Wednesday, authorities said.

The Southeast Asian country has thus far confirmed 32,295 cases, including 1,204 deaths and 8,656 recoveries, the Department of Health said in a statement.

It said that of the 470 new cases, 357 were “fresh” while 113 were “late.”

Health officials have classified cases on the basis of virus test results. Those cases whose positive results are released to patients within three days are termed as “fresh” while “late” cases are those whose results are released “4 days prior or earlier.”

The archipelagic nation, which is under pressure to slowly reopen the economy, had reported a record 1,150 new infections on Tuesday.

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