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Asean sees over 22,500 new Covid-19 cases


The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 4.07 million, with 22,747 new cases reported on Wednesday, higher than Tuesday’s 20,360, while there were 507 more deaths, an increase from Tuesday’s 307.

Covid-19 deaths in Asean now stand at 79,702.

Malaysia saw 7,703 new patients and 126 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative cases in the neighbouring country to 587,165, while the death toll was 2,993.

Analysts predicted that the number of deaths in Malaysia could reach 26,000 by September, with at least 200 daily deaths from June to August.

Singapore reported 31 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the cumulative cases there to 62,100 patients and a total of 33 deaths. So far, 61,481 people have been cured and discharged.

The city-state’s Public Health Ministry has allowed private hospitals to import the Sinovac vaccine after it was approved by the World Health Organisation for emergency use.

Published : June 03, 2021

By : THE NATION