Philippines announces 19th coronavirus death, confirmed cases rise to 307

A Filipino resident has his temprature checked at a military checkpoint in Paranaque, Philippines, on March 20, 2020.
A Filipino resident has his temprature checked at a military checkpoint in Paranaque, Philippines, on March 20, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines’ health ministry reported 45 more confirmed cases of coronavirus, bringing Saturday’s (March 21) tally to 77. 

With the latest addition, confirmed cases in the Philippines’ totalled 307.

It announced 32 new cases earlier in the day and the 19th death related to the coronavirus. 

The government has placed more than half of the country’s population under strict home quarantine to stem the spread of the coronavirus.