Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Malaysia reports highest daily jump of 277 new COVID-19 cases, mostly from detention center as some Asia-Pacific countries continue to witness spikes

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-04 19:09:21|Editor: huaxia

A security guard checks the temperature of a shopper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 16, 2020. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

-- Malaysia records 277 new cases, 8,247 in total;

-- Bangladesh reports 2,423 new cases, total at 57,563;

-- The Philippines announces 634 new cases, tally at 20,382;

-- Infections in Indonesia increase by 585 to 28,818.

HONG KONG, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries.

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 277 new cases, the highest daily number to date, pushing the national total to 8,247.

Health ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that 270 of the new cases are foreign nationals detained at an immigration detention center on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

Of the remaining 1,573 active cases, six are currently being held in intensive care and two of those are in need of assisted breathing. No new deaths have been reported, leaving the total deaths at 115.

Shoppers scan QR code for health check before entering a shopping plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 16, 2020. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

DHAKA -- Bangladesh confirmed 35 more fatalities from the virus, bringing the country's death toll to 781, and an addition 2,423 positive cases were reported, taking the total to 57,563.

Also during the last 24 hours, 571 more patients were released from hospitals and clinics, bringing the number of recovered patients in the country to 12,161.

A staff member checks the body temperature of a passenger at the Kamlapur Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on May 31, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

MANILA -- The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines surged to 20,382 after the Department of Health reported 634 more infections on Thursday.

The number of recoveries further climbed to 4,248 after 95 more patients have recovered, and the death toll also increased to 984 after 10 more patients have died from the virus.

People ride their bicycles along the newly-installed bike lane on the annual World Bicycle Day in Manila, the Philippines, June 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

JAKARTA -- The total number in Indonesia rose by 585 within one day to 28,818, and the death toll increased by 23 to 1,721.

A total of 486 more people had been discharged from hospitals, making the total number of recovered patients to 8,892.

A firefighter wearing a protective suit sprays disinfectant to help curb the spread of COVID-19 at Tanah Abang Market in Jakarta, Indonesia, June 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Veri Sanovri)

BANGKOK -- Thailand on Thursday witnessed 17 new infections, bringing the total cases in the country to 3,101.

All of the new cases were Thais staying in quarantine after returning from the Middle East.

The death toll remains at 58, and 2,968 patients have recovered.

People wearing face masks watch a movie at a movie theater in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 1, 2020. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

NEW DELHI -- India's health ministry Thursday morning announced 260 new deaths and 9,304 new positive cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 6,075 and total cases to 216,919.

Workers prepare a quarantine center for COVID-19 patients at Hapania Exhibition Centre in the outskirts of Agartala, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Tripura, June 3, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported no new case for 13 consecutive days, with the combined total of confirmed and probable cases staying at 1,504, Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said on Thursday.

A man enjoys kayaking on the sea in Wellington, New Zealand, April 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 39 more cases compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Thursday local time, raising the total number of infections to 11,629.

The daily caseload stayed above 30 for four straight days due to small cluster infections from religious gatherings in the metropolitan area.

Students return for classes at Seryun Elementary School in Seoul, South Korea, May 27, 2020. (Photo by Lee Sang-ho/Xinhua)