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Philippines records nine new coronavirus deaths, 111 more cases

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 reported nine new coronavirus deaths and 111 new confirmed infections.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said total deaths have increased to 446 while infections have risen to 6,710. But 39 more patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 693.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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