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Philippines records 18 new coronavirus deaths, 284 more cases

FILE PHOTO: A sanitation worker disinfects an underpass at the central business district as the government implements an "enhanced community quarantine" in the country’s main island Luzon to contain the coronavirus, in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Monday reported 18 new coronavirus deaths and 284 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said total deaths have reached 315, while confirmed cases have increased to 4,932, adding 45 patients have recovered, bringing the total to 242.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Mark Potter

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