Philippines' coronavirus deaths inch closer to 700

FILE PHOTO: A dog walks around a deserted public market following the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez reuters_tickers
This content was published on May 8, 2020 - 09:20

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Health Ministry on Friday recorded 11 new coronavirus deaths and 120 additional confirmed cases.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total infections had increased to 10,463 while deaths had reached 696. It added that 116 patients had recovered, bringing total recoveries to 1,734.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Alison Williams)

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