A security personnel measures a visitor’s temperature before entering the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Sept. 23, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
— India’s deaths rise to 91,149, total cases reach 5,732,518;
— The Philippines reports 2,180 new cases, total tally at 296,755;
— Infections in Indonesia increase by 4,634 to 262,022.
— Malaysia reports 71 new infections, 10,576 in total.
HONG KONG, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) — The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries:
NEW DELHI — The number of confirmed cases in India rose to 5,732,518, India’s federal health ministry said.
During the past 24 hours, 86,508 new cases were reported from across the country. Besides this 1,129 deaths were also recorded.
“The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across India is 5,732,518 and death toll is 91,149,” reads the information released by the ministry.
People visit the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, Sept. 23, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
MANILA — The number of confirmed cases in the Philippines surged to 296,755 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,180 new cases.
The DOH said that the number of recoveries also rose to 231,928 after 580 more patients have survived the disease.
The DOH added that 36 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 5,127.
A man wearing a face mask stands in front of a poster of COVID-19 preventive measures at Manila Bay in Manila, the Philippines, Sept. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
JAKARTA — The total cases in Indonesia rose by 4,634 within one day to 262,022, with the death toll adding by 128 to 10,105, the Health Ministry said.
According to the ministry, 3,895 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 191,853.
A health worker in protective suit sprays disinfectant between buses before transferring COVID-19 patients from clinics to an emergency hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 23, 2020. (Photo by Arya Manggala/Xinhua)
KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia reported 71 new infections, the health ministry said, bringing the national total to 10,576.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that two of the new cases are imported and 69 are local transmissions, most from Malaysia’s eastern state of Sabah.
Another 64 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total cured and discharged cases to 9,666, or 91.4 percent of all cases.
No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total deaths at 133.
Tourists pose for photos in Malacca, Malaysia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)
SEOUL — South Korea reported 125 more cases as of 0:00 a.m. Thursday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 23,341.
Of the new cases, 39 were Seoul residents and 43 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.
Fifteen were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 3,129.
Five more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 393. The total fatality rate stood at 1.68 percent.
A man wearing a face mask walks past the square by the city hall of Seoul, South Korea, Sept. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang) ■