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Coronavirus still a challenge in some Southeast Asian countries

The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 is still spreading in Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia, as they reported many more cases on June 2.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Health confirmed an additional 609 infections and 22 deaths from COVID-19 on the day, raising the total to 27,549 and 1,663, respectively.

Some 7,935 patients in the country have fully recovered to date.

In the Philippines, the number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities reached 18,997 and 966, respectively, with the country confirming 359 new infections and six deaths on June 2.

Health authorities in Malaysia, meanwhile, reported 20 new cases, for 7,877 in total. The number of fatalities remains at 115, however, as the country did not record any deaths on the day./.