June 3, 2020 / 9:07 AM / a month ago

Philippines confirms eight new coronavirus deaths, 751 additional cases

FILE PHOTO: Mall tenants queue to enter the establishment as it reopens on the first day of the Philippine capital's gradual reopening since the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) two months ago, in Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday recorded eight more deaths and 751 additional infections because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 974 while confirmed cases have risen to 19,748. It reported that total recoveries have reached 4,153, increasing by 90 on Wednesday.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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