JAKARTA

The coronavirus cases in southeast Asian countries continued to rise, with the Philippines recording the highest number of coronavirus cases — over 5,400 — in the region.

The Philippines reported 230 new cases of the infection, raising the tally to 5,453, a statement by the country’s Department of Health said, adding that 14 more patients died from the virus taking the country’s death toll to 349.

The country has so far confirmed 353 recoveries from the virus.

Malaysia

Malaysia’s infections exceeded the 5,000 mark on Wednesday, according to the country’s official figures.

Addressing a news conference, Dr. Noor Hisham

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