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Steady drop in new Covid-19 cases and deaths in Asean


New Covid-19 cases and related deaths in Southeast Asia fell for the second successive day, collated data shows.

Asean reported 22,205 new cases on Monday, lower than Sunday’s 22,959, while 382 people died, down from Sunday’s 452.

The total number of Covid-19 cases crossed 4.19 million across the region and the death toll rose to 82,086.

Indonesia reported 6,993 new cases and 191 deaths on Monday, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 1,863,031 and the death toll to 51,803.

Indonesia's Ministry of Public Health expressed concern that tardiness in testing people residing in remote areas could hamper the government's efforts to contain the outbreak.

Cambodia reported 589 new cases and three deaths on Monday, bringing cumulative cases in the country to 34,833 and total deaths to 266.

The governor of Phnom Penh said that the city would not reinstate curfew measures because people are now more aware of the situation and are following disease control measures.

Published : June 08, 2021

By : THE NATION