Philippines records 21 new coronavirus deaths, 1,046 more infections

Philippines records 21 new coronavirus deaths, 1,046 more infections

Reuters  | May 29, 2020 22:10

Philippines records 21 new coronavirus deaths, 1,046 more infections

MANILA, May 29 (Reuters) - The Philippines on Friday
reported 21 more novel coronavirus deaths and 1,046 additional
infections.
In a bulletin, the health ministry said total deaths rose to
942 while confirmed cases reached 16,634. It said 122 more
patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 3,720.
It marked the country's highest single-day rise in confirmed
infections since its first case in January. The ministry said
confirmed cases jumped due to timely and complete submission of
laboratory results, and the deployment of a better information
system.
The government will relax strict quarantine measures in the
capital in June to partially restart the economy despite
backlogs in testing and validation of coronavirus cases.

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