Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Philippines reports record-high 6,352 new COVID-19 cases, India records over 50,000 infections for 6th day

XINHUA 發布於 2020年08月04日11:21

A woman wearing a face mask shops at a market in Manila, the Philippines, Aug. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

-- The Philippines announces 6,352 new cases, total tally at 112,593;

-- India's death toll rises to 52,050, total cases reach 1,855,745;

-- Infections in Indonesia increase by 1,922 to 115,056;

-- Bangladesh reports 1,918 new cases, 244,020 in total.

HONG KONG, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Tuesday:

MANILA -- The number of confirmed cases in the Philippines surged to 112,593 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported a record high of 6,352 new cases.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries rose to 66,049 after 240 patients have survived the disease.

The death toll also increased to 2,115 after 11 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, the DOH added.

People are seen wearing face masks in Manila, the Philippines on Aug. 2, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

NEW DELHI -- The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,855,745 in India as 52,050 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours. The country recorded 803 deaths during the same period, bringing the national death toll to 38,938, showed the data released by the health ministry.

Tuesday was the sixth consecutive day when over 50,000 fresh cases were detected across the country in a single day.

There are a total of 586,298 active COVID-19 cases in the country. So far 1,230,509 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals, said the health ministry.

Police officers stop a vehicle to check COVID-19 preventive measures in Kochi, India, on Aug. 3, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

JAKARTA -- The confirmed cases in Indonesia rose by 1,922 within one day to 115,056, with the death toll adding by 86 to 5,388, the health ministry said.

According to the ministry, 1,813 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 72,050.

The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.

A man wearing a face mask walks at Pasar Senen Train Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 27, 2020. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

DHAKA -- Bangladesh's total cases reached 244,020 with 1,918 new cases reported, and deaths from the virus increased to 3,234.

Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing that 50 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

She said the total number of recovered patients in the country stands at 139,860 with 1,955 new recoveries.

A girl rows a boat in a flooded area in Munshiganj on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 27, 2020. (Xinhua)

KABUL -- Afghanistan reported 36 newly-confirmed cases, taking the country's total to 36,782, the country's Ministry of Public Health said.

The ministry said in a statement that during the past 24 hours, 187 tests were conducted, of which 15 positive COVID-19 cases are from western Herat province and 21 positive cases are from capital Kabul.

A total of 1,288 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in February, and no deaths were reported within the past 24 hours.

An Afghan child stands inside her house after a flash flood in Qalatak village of Kozkunar district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 1, 2020. (Photo by Saifurahman Safi/Xinhua)

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 34 more cases of the COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 14,423.

Of the new cases, 21 were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 2,482. The imported cases grew in double figures for 40 straight days since June 26.

The number of domestic infections rose to 13 after staying in single digits for the past three days owing to cluster infections at a coffee shop and a restaurant in Seoul.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 301.

A teacher gives hand sanitizer to students returning for classes at Seryun Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea, May 27, 2020. (Photo by Lee Sang-ho/Xinhua)■