Asean reports least number of new Covid-19 cases in six days
Southeast Asia reported 23,995 new cases on Monday, lower than Sunday’s 26,435, and the lowest in six days. Deaths were marginally higher at 390, from Monday’s 387. Total Covid-19 cases in Asean crossed 4.36 million and the death toll rose to 85,092.
Philippines reported 6,426 new cases and 57 deaths on Monday, driving cumulative cases in the country to 1,322,053 with 22,845 deaths. The president announced the extension of a soft lockdown in Manila and surrounding provinces from June 16-30 to control the spread of the outbreak.
Vietnam reported 272 new cases, driving cumulative cases in the country to 10,810 patients and deaths to 61. A hospital in Ho Chi Minh City reported that 55 of its staff, mostly from the administration department, have tested positive for Covid-19 even though they have received two jabs of AstraZeneca vaccine. The patients, however, were found with a small number of the virus and are asymptomatic.