People wearing masks walk past a mural reminding of keeping social distance in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, Oct. 9, 2020. (Xinhua)
— Malaysia reports 561 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths;
— Bangladesh’s COVID-19 cases rise to 378,266, death toll reaches 5,524;
— Philippines reports 2,502 new COVID-19 infections;
— India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 7 million.
HONG KONG, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday:
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia reported 561 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 15,657, the Health Ministry said.
Two more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 157.
Girls walk past the Kans Grass flowers in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Oct. 5, 2020. (Xinhua)
DHAKA — Bangladesh reported 1,193 new COVID-19 cases and 24 new deaths, making the tally at 378,266 and death toll at 5,524, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 292,860 including 1,495 new recoveries on Sunday, said the DGHS.
According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.46 percent and the current recovery rate is 77.42 percent.
A pet dog is carried by a man as they watch a drive-thru pet blessing in Manila, the Philippines on Oct. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
MANILA — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 339,341 after the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,502 new daily cases.
The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 293,075 after 17,057 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 83 more patients died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 6,321.
The Philippines’ capital Metro Manila topped the regions in the country with the highest number of daily confirmed cases on Sunday with 782.
People wearing face masks prepare to board their train at Seoul Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2020. (Photo by Lee Sang-ho/Xinhua)
SEOUL — South Korea reported 58 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 24,606.
The daily caseload stayed below 100 for four straight days, but the double-digit growth continued due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province.
Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 432. The total fatality rate stood at 1.76 percent.
Indian police and Bruhath Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) municipal marshals issue a fine to people for not wearing face masks amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Bangalore, India, Oct. 9, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
NEW DELHI — India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 7 million, reaching 7,053,806, as the death toll reached 108,334, announced the federal health ministry.
As many as 74,383 new COVID-19 cases and 918 deaths were registered across the country during the past 24 hours.
The last one million COVID-19 cases were added to the tally in the past 13 days.
A woman walks past a street in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, Oct. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)
WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.
The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 1,515, which was the number New Zealand reported to the World Health Organization.
Laboratories across New Zealand processed 3,809 tests on Saturday, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,000,764.■