Visitors wearing protective masks take a stroll inside the Enchanted Kingdom amusement park in Laguna Province, the Philippines on Oct. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
-- The Philippines reports 1,761 new COVID-19 infections;
-- Indonesia reports 3,565 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 89 more deaths;
-- Japan's COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000, Tokyo's infections on rise;
-- India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 8 million.
HONG KONG, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Thursday:
MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 1,761 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total tally to 376,935.
The DOH said 740 more patients have recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 329,848. The death toll climbed to 7,147 after 33 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic.
A visitor takes a selfie with an artwork during a COVID-19 awareness exhibition in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Oct. 28, 2020. (Photo by Salim/Xinhua)
DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 1,681 new COVID-19 cases and 25 new deaths, making the tally at 404,760 and the death toll at 5,886, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.
The official data showed that 14,268 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.
The total number of recovered patients in the country stood at 321,281 including 1,548 new recoveries on Thursday, said the DGHS.
A man wearing mask waits in a laundry shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Oct. 24, 2020. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)
KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported 649 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said, bringing the national total to 30,090.
Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that seven of the new cases are imported and 642 are local transmissions.
No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll at 246.
Medical workers take test samples from people before they visit a tourism site in Lembang, West Java, Indonesia, Oct. 29, 2020. (Photo by Septianjar/Xinhua)
JAKARTA -- The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 3,565 within one day to 404,048, with the death toll adding by 89 to 13,701, the health ministry said.
According to the ministry, 3,985 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 329,778.
The virus has spread to all the country's 34 provinces.
Visitors are seen at the sightseeing spot Asakusa, in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)
TOKYO -- Japan recorded 306 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, showed preliminary figures released on Thursday afternoon.
The latest daily figure raised the country's total tally to more than 100,000, local media reported.
Thursday's figure for Tokyo marks the first time the daily tally surpassed the 200-mark since Oct. 24 when 203 novel coronavirus infections were reported.
Tokyo, the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic among Japan's 47 prefectures, now sees its cumulative total of infections rise to 30,677, the metropolitan government said.
Voters have hands sanitized and body temperature checked before they enter a polling booth in Jahanabad district during the first phase of the General Assembly Elections in Bihar, eastern India, Oct. 28, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)
NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 8-million mark, reaching 8,040,203, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
As many as 49,881 new COVID-19 cases were registered across the country over the past 24 hours.
With 517 deaths since Wednesday morning, the death toll in the country due to the pandemic reached 120,527.
Still there are 603,687 active COVID-19 cases in the country, while 7,315,989 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far.
Women walk in a pink muhly grass field in the Olympic Park in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
SEOUL -- South Korea reported 125 more cases of the COVID-19 as midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections in the country to 26,271.
The daily caseload stayed above 100 for two straight days due to small cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province as well as imported cases.
One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 462. The total fatality rate stood at 1.76 percent.
Two cyclists pass by giant trees at the entrance to a park in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, Oct. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Guo Lei)
WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported six new cases of COVID-19 detected in managed isolation facilities and no new community cases.
All six cases were identified during routine testing around day 3 of their stay in managed isolation. One person arrived from the Netherlands via Singapore on Oct. 23, and four people arrived from India on Oct. 24. Details of the sixth person's arrival is still being worked on, according to the Ministry of Health.
New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases is now 1,593, it said.■