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Over 16,600 new Covid-19 cases reported across Asean


The number of Covid-19 cases crossed 3.72 million across Southeast Asia, with 16,629 new cases reported on Tuesday, lower than Monday’s tally of 25,006.

New deaths were put at 366, increasing from 360 on Monday, with total virus deaths in the region being 73,934 so far.

Indonesia reported a slightly lower number of new cases – 4,185 patients – compared to the day before and 172 new deaths. Total deaths in the country stand at 48,477, while 1,612,239 people have been cured and discharged. The government on Tuesday started allowing private companies to vaccinate their employees, with priority given to entry level labourers.

Singapore reported 38 new infections, driving the number of cumulative cases in that country to 61,651. Of these, 61,0134 have been cured and discharged. The government is planning to delay the vaccination of the second jab to 6-8 weeks after the first jab, aiming to provide every citizen with the first jab by August.

Published : May 19, 2021

By : THE NATION