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Asean sees over 21,000 new Covid-19 cases

The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 3.89 million, with 21,229 new cases reported on Wednesday – higher than Tuesday’s tally of 20,683 – and 406 more deaths, increasing from Tuesday’s 298.

Total Covid-19 deaths in Asean are now 76,733.

Malaysia reported new highs of 7,478 infections and 63 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative cases in that nation to 533,367 patients and 2,432 deaths.

The neighbouring country’s Public Health Ministry has urged people to remain in self-lockdown to stop the virus from spreading at the community level.

Vietnam meanwhile reported 235 new cases and one new death on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative cases in the country to 6,086 patients and 45 deaths. So far, 2,853 people have been cured and discharged. The prime minister has ordered urgent vaccinations for workers in industrial estates in the northern provinces, where the infection rate is climbing.

Published : May 27, 2021