Indonesia, Philippines report over 3,000 COVID-19 cases in single day
A health worker takes sample for COVID-19 testing (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)
Indonesia and the Philippines each logged more than 3,000 COVID-19 infections on September 28.
Accordingly, additional 3,509 cases were confirmed in Indonesia on the day, lifting the national tally to 278,722.
With a death toll of 10,473, the country records the highest number of fatalities across the region.
Meanwhile, the Philippines reported 3,073 new cases and 37 deaths on September 28, raising the figures to 307,288 and 5,381, respectively. There were a total 252,665 recoveries.
The same day, Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) proposed the sixth extension of the Emergency Decree implementation for another month until October 31, in an effort to deter COVID-19.
According to the CCSA, Thailand reported 22 new imported cases on September 28, adding up to the national total of 3,545, with 59 deaths./.