July 13, 2020 / 9:06 AM / 24 days ago

Philippines reports 65 new coronavirus deaths, 836 more infections

FILE PHOTO: A "no mask, no entry" reminder for take-away customers and delivery riders is posted outside a restaurant to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday reported 65 more novel coronavirus deaths and 836 additional infections.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 1,599, while confirmed infections rose to 57,006, more than triple when President Rodrigo Duterte eased the quarantine measures in the capital in June to revive the economy.

Earlier on Monday, in an announcement delayed from Sunday, the country posted its biggest daily rise in deaths due to the virus at 162.

Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies

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