224 new coronavirus infections in the Philippines, cases near 13,000

MANILA (CNA) – The Philippine Health Ministry yesterday reported six new coronavirus deaths and 224 more infections, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 12,942.

The number of deaths was the lowest in just over two weeks, with the total now at 837, the ministry said in a bulletin. Some 114 patients had recovered, with the total number of recoveries at 2,843.

Customers observing social distancing measures while waiting in a queue to pay at a cashier at a mall in Manila on May 18. PHOTO: AFP