Philippines confirms 2,673 novel coronavirus cases, 73 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: Teachers answer calls and messages from students in need of assistance on distance learning through a hotline program, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, October 7, 2020. Picture taken October 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez reuters_tickers
This content was published on October 17, 2020 - 09:30

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Saturday reported 2,673 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 73 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 354,338 cases and 6,603 deaths.

It also said 539 more individuals had recovered from COVID-19, bringing total recoveries to 295,312.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by William Mallard)

Share this story

Join the conversation!

With a SWI account, you have the opportunity to contribute on our website.

You can Login or register here.