Philippines reports nine new coronavirus deaths, 140 more infections

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask and shield is pictured in the Ninoy Aquino Stadium that has been temporarily turned into a quarantine facility to accommodate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Manila, Philippines, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Tuesday recorded nine new coronavirus deaths and 140 additional confirmed cases.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said total coronavirus deaths have reached 437 while infections have risen to 6,599. But 41 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 654, it added.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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