Philippines reports 18 new coronavirus deaths, 380 more infections

FILE PHOTO: Police trainees wearing personal protective equipment maintain social distancing in a train during a simulation exercise in preparation for the resumption of train operations, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Manila, Philippines May 26, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Wednesday reported 18 new coronavirus deaths and 380 additional infections, the highest single-day increase in cases in more than seven weeks.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 904, while confirmed cases have risen to 15,049. It said 94 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 3,506.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies