Philippines reports 39 new COVID-19 cases

Philippines reports 39 new COVID-19 cases

A passenger wears goggles, mask, gloves, and a raincoat while queueing to enter the Ninoy Aquino In
FILE PHOTO: A passenger wears goggles, mask, gloves, and a raincoat while queueing to enter the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila, amid fears of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spreading in Philippines, March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA: The Philippine health ministry on Tuesday (Mar 24) confirmed 39 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the country's total to 501.

The number of patients who have died from the virus is 33. There were 19 people who have recovered from the infection, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told reporters.

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Source: Reuters/aa

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