Coronavirus: Philippines records 50 new deaths, the highest in a single day

People wearing protective masks walk past a public market in Marikina, Philippines. (File photo: AP)

The Philippines recorded 50 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, its highest in a single day, taking the toll to 297.

In a bulletin, the health ministry said 220 new infections took the tally of virus cases to 4,648. But 40 more patients recovered, for a total of 197 recoveries.

The country previous ramped up testing at the end of March following a sharp rise in cases.

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