Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand continue to record many new photos of 1Medical staff took samples of COVID-19 test fluid for people in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. (Photo: THX / TTXVN)

The COVID-19 acute respiratory infection continues to complicate in Southeast Asia when Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand recorded more cases and deaths on February 8.

With the number of new infections increased 8,242 cases recorded on February 8, up to now Indonesia a total of 1,166,079 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, while the number of deaths amounted to 31,763, an increase of 207 in the past 24 hours.

Currently, COVID-19 epidemic has spread to all 34 provinces of this country, of which the capital Jakarta is still a hot spot.

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On January 14, Indonesia officially launched phase one of the national program of free national vaccination against COVID-19 for health workers and civil servants with 3 million doses of CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac (China). provided.

Updated government figures show that nearly 800,000 people received the first shot.

Officials say another 25 million doses of the vaccine are expected to be produced by the end of March with materials supplied by Sinovac.

On the same day, the Ministry of Health of the Philippines announced that there were 1,690 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 538,995 cases.

The Southeast Asian country also recorded an additional 52 deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 11,231. The number of patients with COVID-19 who have recovered also increased by 23 to 499,772.

Currently, Indonesia is a country with the number of cases COVID-19 the most in Southeast Asia, followed by the Philippines.

In ThailandThe country’s Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 (CCSA) on the same day announced 186 new cases, bringing the total number of cases across the country to 23,557.

The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in the country was 79.

Thai officials recommend that people comply with disease control measures until community immunity is obtained./.

Phuong Oanh-Manh Tuan (VNA / Vietnam +)