Philippines reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 272 infections

FILE PHOTO: Empty streets are seen as the lockdown continues to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine health ministry on Saturday reported 14 new coronavirus deaths and 272 additional cases, marking the country's single largest daily increase in fatalities and infections.

The latest information brought total infections in the Philippines to 1,075 and deaths to 68, the health ministry said, adding that four patients have recovered, bringing the total to 35.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)