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Philippines reports 26 new coronavirus deaths, 233 more infections

FILE PHOTO: A passenger wears a mask, gloves, and a raincoat, as she queues to enter the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, amid fears of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading in Philippines, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines reported 26 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, taking the total to 247.

It also confirmed 233 new infections for a tally of 4,428. Seventeen more patients have recovered, the health ministry said in a bulletin, bringing the number of recoveries to 157.

Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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