Philippines' coronavirus death toll tops 500

Philippines' coronavirus death toll tops 500

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MANILA: The Philippines' Health Ministry on Sunday (April 26) reported seven more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, taking the death toll in the South-East Asian country to 501.   It recorded 285 new cases, bringing the country's total number of confirmed infections to 7,579.  A total of 862 patients have recovered.  On Saturday morning, The Philippines had extended to May 15 the quarantine covering the capital Manila and surrounding areas, but ordered restrictions be loosened in places with fewer coronavirus cases.  The lockdown covering Manila's 12 million people was due to expire at the end of April, but President Rodrigo Duterte announced an extension as the nation battles a growing number of infections and deaths. - Reuters

 

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