Southeast Asia: Indonesia reports highest daily COVID-19 cases on May 5 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: Xinhua)
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia recorded 484 new cases of COVID-19 on May 5, the highest number in a day so far, taking the total tally to 12,071.
The same day, 8 patients died of the disease, bringing the fatalities in the country due to COVID-19 to 872, while the number of recovered patients reached 2,197.

Meanwhile, Singapore reported an additional 632 new cases during the day, raising the total number to 19,410,

The number of cases in the Philippines rose to 9,684 and fatalities increased to 637 after 199 new infections and 14 more deaths were confirmed on May 5.
In Malaysia, where restrictions on movement and business were eased on May 4, 30 new COVID-19 cases were reported along with one death, bringing the numbers of infections and deaths to 6,383 and 106, respectively.
The situation continued to change for the better in Thailand when the country recorded only one new case on May 5, the lowest in a day since March 9, while no death from COVID-19 has been reported for five consecutive days.  

Thailand so far has 2,988 COVID-19 patients, with 54 deaths, while 2,747 patients have been cured./.