After a few days back to the 4-digit increase, the number of new cases in Laos returned to a 3-digit increase and decreased by 142 cases compared to that on January 8. Vientiane continues to be the epicentre with 354 new cases.
To date, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Laos has reached 118,880, of which 487 people have died.
On January 9, the Philippines continued to record a new high number of COVID-19 cases with 28,707 infections after a record number of 26,458 infections of the day before.
Since the beginning of the pandemic outbreak, this Southeast Asian country has reported a total of 2,965,447 infections, including 52,150 fatalities.