India’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 75,000, Indonesia reports 3,861 new cases


HONG KONG, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — COVID-19 cases continue to surge in South Asia and Southeast Asia as India reported 95,735 new cases and the death toll surpassed 75,000 in the country on Thursday, while Indonesia reported 3,861 new cases.

India’s COVID-19 situation continues to worsen as the total death toll due to the pandemic crossed 75,000, reaching 75,062, and the tally rose to 4,465,863, showed the health ministry’s latest data.

During the past 24 hours, as many as 95,735 new COVID-19 cases and 1,172 deaths were registered across the country.

Currently there are 919,018 active cases in the country, while 3,471,783 have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, showed the ministry’s data.

The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 3,861 within one day to 207,203, with the death toll adding by 120 to 8,456, the health ministry said.

According to the ministry, 2,310 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 147,510.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 248,947 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,821 new cases.

The DOH said that the number of recoveries also rose to 186,058 after 563 more patients have recovered.

The DOH added that 80 more patients have died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 4,066.

Bangladesh reported 1,892 new COVID-19 cases and 41 new deaths, making the tally at 332,970 and death toll at 4,634, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 233,550, including 2,746 new recoveries, said the DGHS.

According to the official data, the COVID-19 fatality rate in Bangladesh is now 1.39 percent and the current recovery rate is 70.14 percent.

South Korea reported 155 more cases of COVID-19 as of 12:00 a.m. Thursday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 21,743.

The daily caseload stayed below 200 for eight straight days, but it continued to grow in triple digits since Aug. 14.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 346. The total fatality rate stood at 1.59 percent.

Malaysia reported 45 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the national total to 9,628, the health ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press briefing that one of the new cases is imported and 44 are local transmissions.

Of the remaining 333 active cases, nine are being held in intensive care and five of those are in need of assisted breathing.

The number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has reached 31 in the Maldives, local media reported.

Meanwhile, The HPA said that 93 additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Wednesday, including those of 67 locals and 26 foreigners, raising the country’s total case count to 8,834.

According to the HPA, there are 2,509 active cases of COVID-19 spread across 25 inhabited islands and 21 resorts.

New Zealand confirmed four new cases of COVID-19, including two community cases linked to the Auckland family cluster in August and two imported cases detected at managed isolation facilities.

With Thursday’s four new cases and nine additional recovered cases, the country’s total number of active cases is 120. Of those, 39 are imported cases in managed isolation facilities, and 81 are community cases, according to the ministry.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand is now 1,441, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization, statistics showed.

The death toll of COVID-19 in Myanmar has risen to 14 after two more deaths were reported on Thursday morning, while total cases in the country reach 2,009 after 120 more local transmissions were reported, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

According to the ministry, a 55-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, both with underlying diseases, died on Wednesday and Thursday morning respectively.

According to the ministry, 553 patients have recovered. Enditem


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