Philippines records 27 new coronavirus deaths, 339 more infections

A soldier wearing a protective mask guards a street while children look out from a balcony, as the city undergoes a stricter lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, in Pasay City, Philippines, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Thursday reported 27 more coronavirus deaths and 339 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths from the coronavirus had increased to 685 and infections to 10,343. It recorded 112 more patient recoveries, bringing that total to 1,618.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; editing by John Stonestreet

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