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Asean sees overall jump in new Covid-19 cases


The number of Covid-19 cases crossed 3.63 million across Southeast Asia, shooting up by 20,213 on Thursday with 272 deaths, compared to 16,861 cases on Wednesday.

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Total Covid-19 deaths in Asean since the outbreak last year have risen to 72,267.

Indonesia recorded another day of lower than 4,000 new cases with 3,448 testing positive, while 99 people died on Thursday, taking the national death toll to 47,716. More than 1.5 million Indonesians have been cured and discharged. The Indonesian government has warned people against lowering their guard despite declining infections.

Philippines logged 6,385 new cases, a slight increase from Wednesday, driving cumulative cases in the country to 1,124,724.

The death toll in the Philippines on Thursday was 107, while total fatalities rose to 18,821 and 1,050,643 have been discharged after cure.

The Philippine government announced on Thursday an easing of lockdown measures in Manila and its perimeter effective from May 15-31.

Published : May 14, 2021

By : THE NATION