June 2, 2020 / 8:56 AM / a month ago

Philippines reports 359 more coronavirus cases, total nears 19,000

A vendor tends to a customer behind a makeshift barrier on the first day of the Philippine capital's gradual reopening since the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) two months ago, in Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday confirmed six more coronavirus deaths and 359 new infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 966 while confirmed cases have reached 18,997, of which 4,063 have recovered.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty

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