Philippines reports 4,650 new coronavirus cases, 111 additional deaths

The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths.

In a bulletin, the ministry said, total confirmed cases have risen to 173,774 the highest in Southeast Asia, while deaths have increased to 2,795.

The government on Wednesday relaxed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, allowing more business establishments to resume operations.