Philippines reports three new coronavirus deaths, 244 more cases

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MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Friday confirmed three new coronavirus deaths and 244 more infections, the lowest single-day increase in cases in two weeks.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have reached 987 while confirmed cases have risen to 20,626. There are 4,330 patients who have recovered.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)