Philippines surpasses Indonesia in positive virus cases

7 August 2020
2020-08-07 12:50

The Philippines reported more than 119,000 coronavirus cases on Thursday, overtaking Indonesia with the most infections in Southeast Asia. The Department of Health reported the latest jump in the daily tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases with 3,561 infections, bringing the country's total to 119,460, including 2,150 deaths.

Indonesia reported 118,753 confirmed infections on Thursday, with 5,521 deaths. The Philippines and Indonesia have struggled with limited virus tests and capability to track down potentially infected and exposed people early on, complicating efforts to combat the infection effectively.

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