Philippines records 208 new coronavirus cases, seven more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A soldier wearing a face mask holds on his weapon as he guards an empty street following the lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila, Philippines, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ Department of Health on Sunday reported 208 new cases of coronavirus infections and seven more fatalities.

The Southeast Asian country’s total confirmed cases have risen to 12,513, most of which are in the capital Manila, while its death toll has climbed to 824. The number of recoveries has reached 2,635, the health department said in a bulletin.

Reporting by Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Christian Schmollinger