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The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines crossed 5,000 and the death toll moved closer to 350 on Tuesday.

A total of 291 cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 5,223, according to the country’s Department of Health.

The death toll is up to 335 after 20 COVID-19 patients died on Monday, while recoveries reached 295 as 53 patients were discharged from hospitals.

According to local daily The Philippine Star, the deceased included a 29-day-old baby who became the country’s youngest COVID-19 fatality.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire confirmed that the baby from

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