July 22, 2020 / 9:24 AM / 24 days ago

Philippines records 6 new coronavirus deaths, 1,594 more cases

Passengers wearing face masks for protection against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) maintain social distancing while queueing to ride a train in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 21, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday reported six new coronavirus deaths and 1,594 additional infections, the seventh straight day when confirmed cases have topped 1,000.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths had reached 1,843, while confirmed cases rose to 72,269.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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