ANKARA 

Three more people died of the coronavirus in Philippines on Wednesday, while 84 more people, including a senator tested positive for the virus, local media reported.

The Directorate of Health said that death toll due to the virus, known as COVID-19, reached 38 in the country, according to online news website Rappler.

A total of 636 people have so far tested positive for the coronavirus, including two senators, while 26 people have recovered from the disease.

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III announced today that he tested positive for the new disease.

“I was informed late last night, March 24, 2020,

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