Philippines confirms 73 new coronavirus cases, 6 more deaths

City workers wearing protective suits disinfect a street, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Manila on March 19, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

The Philippines reported 73 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 380, the health ministry said on Sunday.

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It also announced six more deaths related to coronavirus, bringing total fatalities to 25.

Health Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire told DZBB radio that the increase in the number of confirmed cases could be “artificial” as the government is only now catching up on a backlog of tests.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54