While countries like Thailand, Japan and South Korea have been rather successful at flattening the curve of coronavirus infections, other countries in the APAC region are still battling growing outbreaks.
Singapore, which repeatedly had to tighten restrictions as the outbreak flared up again, has experienced the third-largest outbreak in the region after China and Indonesia, where case numbers had surged past those of Singapore as of June 23. Infection counts in the Philippines also continued to grow fast. Recent upticks in case numbers in South Korea and Japan were also beginning to become visible in the chart that is using numbers collected by Our World in Data.
South Korea was the only majorly-affected country which both flattened the curve and escaped a more extensive lockdown, an instant that benefitted the country's economy. South Korea was successful in containing its outbreak through a combination of vigorous contact tracing, ramping up testing capabilities early, harnessing mobile technology and closing some public places, for example schools. A resurgance of cases, officially called the "second wave" by authorities, has led to restrictions being tightened again locally.