May 11, 2020 / 8:16 AM / 24 days ago

Philippines' coronavirus infections breach 11,000 mark

FILE PHOTO: A nurse gets a swab from a health worker in a booth set up in a hospital parking lot as the Philippines ramps up testing for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines, April 15, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus infections have broken past the 11,000 mark, the health ministry said on Monday.

In a bulletin, the health ministry reported 292 additional cases, bringing the total to 11,086. It recorded seven more deaths, increasing the total to 726 while 75 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 1,999.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Toby Chopra

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