MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ health ministry on Monday reported five additional novel coronavirus deaths and 284 more infections, the largest daily increase of cases in two weeks.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 873, while confirmed cases have risen to 14,319. But 74 more patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 3,323.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Ed Davies)

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