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Collective increase in Covid-19 cases in Asean


Southeast Asia continued to see a surge in Covid-19 cases on Thursday, data showed.

Asean countries reported 21,952 cases, higher than Wednesday’s 19,730.

Deaths in the region also rose to 445, compared to Wednesday’s 409 fatalities. Total Covid-19-related deaths in Asean has risen to 74,786, while total cases since the outbreak crossed 3.77 million.

Philippines reported 6,100 infections and 135 deaths, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 1,165,155 and 19,641 deaths.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has prohibited the disclosure of vaccine type to be administered at centres before the inoculation date, after huge crowds queued up at centres that had announced they would provide Pfizer’s vaccine.

Malaysia reported a new high of 6,806 new infections, pushing cumulative cases in the country to 492,302 patients, while 59 deaths on Thursday -- also a new high -- took total deaths in Malaysia to 2,099.

The country's National Vaccine Committee is investigating a case where at least two people reportedly received a smaller dose of vaccine than the required amount.

Published : May 21, 2021

By : THE NATION