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Over 2,100 more virus cases reported in Southeast Asia

57 more COVID-19 patients die, over 1,800 recover in past 24 hours

Rhany Chairunissa Rufinaldo   | 02.07.2020
Over 2,100 more virus cases reported in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA 

The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries increased to 155,291 on Thursday, including 4,475 fatalities and 88,697 recoveries.

A total of 2,120 new cases, 57 deaths, and 1,885 recoveries were recorded over the past 24 hours in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Indonesia, the worst-hit in the region, reported 1,624 new infections, its highest daily figure since the first cases on March 2, bringing the total to 59,394.

The country’s death toll climbed to 2,987 with 53 more fatalities, while recoveries increased by 1,072 to reach 26,667.

Restrictions in the capital Jakarta have been extended for another two weeks until July 16, Governor Anies Baswedan said on Wednesday.

The Philippines reported four more virus-related fatalities, raising the nationwide death toll to 1,274.

The number of cases in the country increased by 294 to 38,805, while recoveries reached 10,673 with 235 additions over the past 24 hours.

Thailand reported six new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 3,179.

“All six new cases are Thai nationals who recently returned from Indonesia, South Africa, and Sudan,” Panprapa Yongtrakul, a government spokesperson, said.

The total number of recoveries in the country has reached 3,059, while the death toll stands at 58.

Singapore recorded 188 new infections, bringing the tally to 44,310.

A majority of the new cases are work permit holders residing in foreign workers’ dormitories, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

In Malaysia, three more cases pushed the total to 8,643.

The number of recoveries in the country reached 8,437 after 62 more patients were discharged from hospitals, while the death toll remained unchanged at 121.

Myanmar reported 5 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 303, with a total of six deaths and 222 recoveries so far.

There were no reports of new infections or fatalities in Brunei Darussalam, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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