COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asian nations on the rise hinh anh 1In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Photo: Xinhua)
Hanoi (VNA) - Malaysia confirmed 62 new COVID-19 cases on September 7, ten times higher than that recorded the previous day, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

This marked the highest number of new cases in Malaysia in a single day since June 4.

Of the new 62 cases, 56 were local transmissions, including 50 linked to the Benteng Lahad Datu (LD) cluster in Sabah.

Cumulatively, the country’s total number of coronavirus infections since the outbreak began in January is 9,459, including 9,124 recoveries and 128 deaths.

The same day, the Philippines announced the number of new COVID-19 cases at 1,383, the lowest since June 14.

This also marked the third straight day the country reported less than 3,000 new cases.

The bulk of the newest infections were still logged in Metro Manila at 525, followed by Laguna with 137 new cases, Batangas with 99, Negros Occidental with 77, and Cavite with 69.

The country’s tally stands at 238,727, with 184,906 fully recovering and 3,890 fatalities.

In the past 24 hours, Indonesia recorded an additional 2,880 cases of COVID-19 and 105 deaths, bringing the total numbers of infections and fatalities to 196,989 and 8,130 respectively. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to all 34 provinces and cities of the country./.