May 9, 2020 / 8:53 AM / 18 days ago

Philippines' coronavirus deaths breach 700

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a protective face mask rides a bike along an empty road amid the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Metro Manila, Philippines, April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry reported on Saturday that coronavirus deaths have reached more than 700.

The country recorded eight new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 704, the health ministry said in a bulletin. Infections increased by 147 to 10,610 while 108 patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 1,842.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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