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Philippine coronavirus death toll rises to 1,003

Philippine coronavirus death toll rises to 1,003

FILE PHOTO: A woman buys a dress in a street market on the first day of the Philippine capital’s gradual reopening since the lockdown to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) two months ago, in Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Sunday reported nine more fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking its death toll to 1,003.

The Southeast Asian country also recorded 555 more infections, bringing its total number of confirmed cases to 21,895, the Department of Health said in a bulletin.

Reporting by Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Robert Birsel

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