Coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia top 160,000
The total number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries has reached 161,441 as of Saturday, including 4,593 fatalities and 91,833 recoveries.
Indonesia, the worst-hit country among member states of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, reported 1,447 new infections, bringing the total to 62,142.
The country's death toll rose to 3,089 with 53 more fatalities, while recoveries increased by 651 to reach 28,219.
In the Philippines, the number of cases climbed to 41,830, after the country reported 1,494 new cases over the past 24 hours.
Since coronavirus emerged in the country five months ago, at least 1,290 people have died in the country, while 11,453 people recovered.
Thailand confirmed five new cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 3,185.
The tally of recoveries in the country has reached 3,066, while the death toll stands at 58.
Singapore has recorded 185 new cases, taking the count to 44,664.
In Malaysia, 10 more cases pushed the total to 8,658.
The recoveries in the country reached 8,461 after 15 more patients were discharged from hospitals, while the death toll remains at 121.
Myanmar confirmed two new cases of the virus, bringing the tally to 306.
Meanwhile, there have been no reports of new infections or fatalities in Brunei, Darussalam, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia.