Philippines reports 29 new coronavirus deaths, highest in a single day

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

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 29 new coronavirus deaths, marking the single largest daily increase in casualties.

The latest figures brought total deaths in the country to 136, while 385 new cases were reported, increasing the tally to 3,018, the health ministry said in a bulletin.

(Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Alex Richardson)