Coronavirus Philippines confirms 19 deaths, total infections rise to 262

Medical staff treat a COVID-19 coronavirus patient at a hospital in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on March 19, 2020. (File photo)

The Philippines’ health ministry on Saturday reported a 19th death related to coronavirus and said the number of confirmed cases had risen to 262 from 230 a day before.

The government has placed more than half of the country’s population under strict home quarantine to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Last Update: Saturday, 21 March 2020 KSA 08:56 - GMT 05:56