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Asean sees over 20,500 new Covid cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 3.87 million, with 20,682 new cases reported on Tuesday, slightly lower than Monday’s tally of 20,931.

The number of new deaths was 298, increasing from Monday’s 262.

Covid-19 deaths in Asean now stand at 76,327.

Indonesia reported 5,060 new cases and 172 deaths on Tuesday, pushing the cumulative cases in that country to 1,786,187 patients and 49,627 deaths. So far, 1,642,074 people have been cured and discharged.

Indonesian police meanwhile arrested four suspects for allegedly stealing 1,000 doses of vaccine from a prison in northern Sumatra and selling them in Jakarta for approximately THB520 per dose.

Malaysia reported a new high of 7,289 infections on Tuesday and 60 deaths, bringing the cumulative cases in the neighbouring country to 525,889 and 2,369 deaths.

Twelve patients in Kedah and Perlis states, which share a border with Thailand, are reported to have been infected with the South African strain of Covid-19.

Published : May 26, 2021