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Asean sees sharp drop in Covid-19-related deaths and new cases


Southeast Asia reported the lowest number of Covid-19 cases on Sunday in four days while deaths linked to the disease were the lowest in over a week.

Asean countries reported a total of 19,462 new cases on Sunday, taking the number of Covid-19 cases since the outbreak to over 3.83 million, while 237 patients died, down from Saturday’s 391.

Total Covid-19-related deaths in Asean rose to 75,774.

Vietnam reported 131 new cases and one death, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 5,217 and total deaths to 42.

So far, 2,721 people have been cured and discharged.

The World Health Organization is considering Vietnam’s proposal to be the manufacturing hub of mRNA vaccine in the region.

Laos reported 19 new cases and no death on Sunday, pushing cumulative cases in the country to 1,801 patients, while two patients have died so far, and 1,074 people have been cured and discharged. Lao authorities in provinces that share a border with Thailand are increasing screening measures on several thousands of labourers working in Thailand and wish to travel back home.

Published : May 24, 2021

By : THE NATION