Philippines reports 205 new COVID-19 cases

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Philippine health department reported 205 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to 12,718.

In a daily bulletin, the Department of Health (DoH) said 94 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,729.

It said seven more patients have died from the COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 831.

The DoH said 145 cases were reported in Metro Manila, 52 cases from other parts of the country, and eight cases in the Central Visayas region in the central Philippines.

A man checks personal protective suits, amid concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus, for sale at a retail store in Manila. PHOTO: AFP