A worker wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) sanitizes the seats of a cinema hall in New Delhi, India, Oct. 13, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
-- India's deaths rise to 111,266, total cases reach 7,307,097;
-- Infections in Indonesia increase by 4,411 to 349,160;
-- The Philippines reports 2,261 new cases, tally at 348,698;
-- South Korea records 110 new infections, 24,988 in total.
HONG KONG, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia-Pacific countries:
NEW DELHI -- India's total tally reached 7,307,097 and the death toll rose to 111,266, as 67,708 new cases and 680 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours across the country, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
There are 812,390 active cases in the country, while 6,383,441 people have been successfully cured and discharged.
A health worker takes swab samples of a person to test for COVID-19 at Kannadi chawl in Dharavi, in Mumbai, India, Oct. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Stringer)
JAKARTA -- Indonesia recorded 4,411 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 349,160, the health ministry said.
Meanwhile, it reported 112 more deaths to raise the country's death toll from the pandemic to 12,268.
According to the ministry, 5,810 more people were discharged from hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries to 273,661.
A medical worker wearing protective gear looks out of the door of a mini laboratory for COVID-19 test at Jakarta, Indonesia, Oct. 14, 2020. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)
MANILA -- The Philippines reported 2,261 new daily cases, pushing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 348,698.
The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said the number of recoveries also rose to 294,161 after 385 more patients recovered. Meanwhile, 50 more patients died from the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 6,497.
Face masks are sold at a mall in Manila, the Philippines, Oct. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
SEOUL -- South Korea reported 110 more cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 24,988.
The daily caseload rose above 100 after recording 84 in the previous day owing to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as in the southeastern port city of Busan.
Of the new cases, 22 were Seoul residents and six were people residing in Gyeonggi province. Fifty-four came from Busan residents.
Fifteen were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 3,470.
One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 439. The total fatality rate stood at 1.76 percent.
Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2020 shows people wearing masks in downtown Seoul, South Korea. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
MALE -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Maldives has crossed the 11,000 mark, local media reported.
According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), 69 new cases of COVID-19 were detected on Wednesday, raising the country's total case count to 11,062.
The Maldives has 1,147 active COVID-19 cases spread across 19 islands and 19 resorts. So far, 9,880 patients have recovered from the virus while 35 have died.
A passenger pushes a luggage cart after getting off the first flight into the country in months at the Velana International Airport in Male, the Maldives, July 15, 2020. (Xinhua)■