Indonesia, Philippines record more COVID-19 cases hinh anh 1Checking temperature for a citizen in Manila (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia on September 16 reported 3,963 new COVID-19 cases, the biggest daily rise so far, raising the total to 228,993.

The country also confirmed 135 deaths on the same day, bringing the total to 9,100.

Meanwhile, the Philippines recorded 3,550 new COVID-19 cases and 69 deaths over the past 24 hours, bring the country’s total number of infections and fatalities to 207,858 and 4,734, respectively.

Metro Manila topped with the highest number of daily confirmed cases reported on September 16 at 1,459.

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said it is still early to say if there is a downward trend of cases because of the variability across different numbers reported per day.

Competent forces are trying to analyse the recent cases, she added./.