The Philippines has overtaken Indonesia as the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, even though both are around 120,000 infected people. This emerges from the balance sheets that the health authorities of both countries presented this Thursday.
The Philippines recorded an additional 3,561 cases and 28 deaths during those 24 hours, a total of 119,460 positive and 2,150 deaths, while a total of 66,837 people recovered, including 569 on the previous day.
In the case of Indonesia, 1,882 new infections and 69 deaths were recorded, for a balance of 118,753 infected and 5,521 deaths. In addition, a further 1,756 people were discharged that day, so that 75,645 people have already been cured.
Before these increases, Indonesia had 116,871 cases compared to 115,980 in the Philippines, with China taking third place in the regional “ranking” of COVID-19 with 88,328 infections.