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New Covid-19 cases and death toll continue to surge in Asean


Southeast Asia on Friday reported its highest number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths in over two weeks.

There were 27,656 new cases, higher than Thursday’s 24,952, while 479 people died, higher than the previous day's 457.

The number of Covid-19 cases in Asean crossed 3.94 million, while total deaths rose to 77,669.

Malaysia reported a new high of infections for the fourth consecutive day with 8,290 new cases and 61 deaths on Friday, taking cumulative cases in the country to 549,514 and the death toll to 2,552.

The Malaysian government decided to announce a total lockdown countrywide from June 1-14 after new cases per day crossed 8,000. Over 72,000 patients are still hospitalised.

Cambodia reported 599 new cases and two nore deaths on Friday, taking cumulative cases in the country to 28,237 and the death toll to 196. So far, 20,900 people have been cured and discharged. Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism on Friday announced the country’s readiness to welcome foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel within the country.

Published : May 29, 2021

By : THE NATION