The Philippines' national police chief said Tuesday that about 1,900 people had been killed during a crackdown on illegal drugs, which began seven weeks ago when President Rodrigo Duterte took power, but about 40 were not drug-related.

The number provided by Director-General Ronaldo dela Rosa at a Senate hearing was higher than the 1,800 deaths he gave at the hearing on Monday. He gave no explanation for the higher number but said the figures were updated.

It means that on average, 35 people have been killed each day since Duterte came to power.