May 13, 2020 / 8:19 AM / 23 days ago

Philippines records 21 new coronavirus deaths, 268 more infections

FILE PHOTO: Health workers wearing personal protective equipment pick up a person suspected of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection for swab testing in a slum area in Manila, Philippines, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday recorded 21 more coronavirus deaths and 268 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths from the novel coronavirus have reached 772 while confirmed cases have risen to 11,618. But 145 more patients have recovered, increasing total recoveries to 2,251.

Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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