ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Indonesia passes Philippines as Southeast Asia's virus hot spot

High death rate signals stress on country's health care capacity

JAKARTA -- Indonesia has overtaken the Philippines to become the Southeast Asian nation with the most cases of the coronavirus disease COVID-19, and the government predicts the number could peak at 106,000 in June or July.

Indonesia reported 407 new COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon, bringing its total to 5,923. This put the country ahead of the Philippines, which has confirmed 5,878.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more