Philippines coronavirus case toll breaches 469,000

MANILA (XINHUA) – The Department of Health (DoH) of the Philippines reported 1,406 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number in the country to 469,005.

The DoH said 266 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 431,055.

The death toll climbed to 9,067 after five more patients died from the viral disease, the DoH added.

The Philippines has tested over 6.2 million people so far since the disease emerged in January.

The Philippines has a population of about 110 million.

People wearing face masks at the shopping district of Divisoria in Manila. PHOTO: AP