Health authorities in five Southeast Asian countries on Friday confirmed new coronavirus cases and deaths.
The death toll in member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) now stands at 4,530, with 55 new fatalities reported over the past 24 hours.
Some 3,007 new infections were confirmed over the past day, pushing the tally to 158,298, while 90,433 people have recovered with 1,736 additions in a day.
Indonesia, the worst-hit in the region, reported that 49 people died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 3,036.
A further 1,301 infections were recorded in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 60,695, while recoveries rose by 901 to reach 27,568.
The Philippines reported six more virus-related fatalities, raising the nationwide death toll to 1,280.
The country’s total infections climbed to 40,336 after 1,531 new cases confirmed, while recoveries increased by 400 to reach 11,073.
Thailand reported one new COVID-19 case, bringing the total number of cases to 3,180.
Starting from next week, authorities in Thailand will give its briefings on Mondays and Thursdays, instead of daily, due to the improved COVID-19 situation in the country, said Taweesilp Visanuyothin, spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
While number of recoveries in the country has reached 3,066, the death toll stands at 58.
In Singapore, Health Ministry said 169 new cases were registered over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 44,479.
Meanwhile, five new infections in Malaysia pushes the tally to 8,648.
The country’s death toll remains at 121, while the number of recoveries rose to 8,446 after nine patients recovered from the virus in 24 hours.
There were no reports of new infections or fatalities in Brunei Darussalam, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
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