Daily COVID-19 cases in India continue to soar, Japan's Tokyo in fears of 2nd wave of infections

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-14 20:03:46|Editor: huaxia
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HONG KONG, June 14 (Xinhua) -- The daily COVID-19 cases in India and Bangladesh continued to soar on Sunday, while Japanese capital Tokyo was in fears of a second wave of infections after reporting 47 new cases.

India's federal health ministry reported 311 more deaths and 11,929 new positive cases, taking the number of deaths to 9,195 and total cases to 320,922.

The total number of COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh increased to over 87,000, with a daily rise of more than 3,000 cases. Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said 3,141 new cases and 32 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

In Japan, the Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 47 new infections, only a few days after Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike lifted "Tokyo alert" over the pandemic to allow all business to reopen.

This is the first time since May 5 that the daily count for Tokyo has risen above 40 as fears grew over a possible second wave of infections in the capital.

Infection cases in Indonesia rose by 857 within one day to 38,277, with the death toll adding by 43 to 2,134, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said at a press conference.

Active cases in Malaysia dropped below 1,000 as the number of newly recovered cases continue to outpace new confirmed ones. Eight new cases were reported, pushing the total cases to 8,453, the Health Ministry said.

The number of cases in the Philippines rose to 25,930 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 539 more infections.

Bangkok's nighttime entertainment venues remain temporarily closed despite easing restrictions and end of curfew from Monday, announced Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) spokesman Phongsakorn Kwanmuang.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives has crossed 2,000, local media reported.

South Korea reported 34 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 12,085. The daily caseload moved between 30 and 60 for the past two weeks. Of the new cases, three were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,333.

The Ministry of Health reported no cases in New Zealand, 23 days since the last new case was reported in the country.

The combined number of confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand was 1,504, including 1,154 confirmed cases, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization, said a ministry statement.