June 5, 2020 / 8:55 AM / a month ago

Philippines reports three new coronavirus deaths, 244 more cases

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing protective masks sit between makeshift plastic barriers to maintain social distancing inside a jeepney amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Angono, Rizal province, Philippines, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Friday confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 244 more infections, the lowest single-day increase in cases in two weeks.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 987 while confirmed cases have risen to 20,626. There are 4,330 patients who have recovered.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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