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Confirmed COVID-19 cases surging in Asia-Pacific as India records over 29 mln infections
Published: Jun 09, 2021 10:26 PM
People purchase fish at a market in Secundrabad of Telangana, India, on June 8, 2021. India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 29 million-mark, reaching 29,089,069, on Wednesday, confirmed the country's health ministry.Photo: Xinhua

People purchase fish at a market in Secundrabad of Telangana, India, on June 8, 2021. India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 29 million-mark, reaching 29,089,069, on Wednesday, confirmed the country's health ministry.Photo: Xinhua


 
People purchase fish at a market in Secundrabad of Telangana, India, on June 8, 2021. India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 29 million-mark, reaching 29,089,069, on Wednesday, confirmed the country's health ministry.Photo: Xinhua

People purchase fish at a market in Secundrabad of Telangana, India, on June 8, 2021. India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 29 million-mark, reaching 29,089,069, on Wednesday, confirmed the country's health ministry.Photo: Xinhua


 
A vendor walks in a closed market during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua

A vendor walks in a closed market during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua


 
A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in a closed market during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua

A man wearing a face mask rides a bicycle in a closed market during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua


 
A cow walks on a deserted street during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua

A cow walks on a deserted street during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Nagaon district of Assam, India, June 8, 2021.Photo: Xinhua


 
Asia-Pacific countries were still witnessing rocketing COVID-19 infections on Wednesday as India's tally surpassed 29 million, while Indonesia reported the highest daily spike since late February.

India's total tally reached 29,089,069 on Wednesday with 92,596 new cases, confirmed the country's health ministry.

This is the second consecutive day when less than 100,000 cases were registered in a day, after over two months.

Besides, 2,219 deaths were registered since Tuesday morning, taking the total tally to 353,528.

There are still 1,231,415 active cases in the country, with a decrease of 72,287 in the past 24 hours.

A total of 27,504,126 people has been cured and discharged from hospitals, showed the latest data from the federal health ministry.

Indonesia recorded 7,725 confirmed cases within one day, the highest daily number of infections since Feb. 26, the health ministry said.

The total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country is now 1,877,050.

The death toll added by 170 to 52,162, the ministry reported.

As many as 5,883 people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,723,253.

Malaysia reported another 6,239 new infections, bringing the national total to 633,891, the health ministry said.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 11 of the new cases are imported and 6,228 are local transmissions.

Another 75 more deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 3,611.

The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,462 new infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,286,217.

The death toll climbed to 22,190 after 126 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

The Philippines, with a population of more than 110 million, has tested nearly 13 million people since the outbreak of the virus in January 2020.

Thailand recorded 2,680 new cases and 35 more deaths, as the kingdom accelerated its nationwide vaccination campaign to combat the recent outbreak of the pandemic.

Of the new infections, 11 were imported cases and 2,669 were local transmissions, the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said.

The Southeast Asian nation's tally now stands at 185,228, with the death toll at 1,332, the health ministry data showed.

The CCSA on Tuesday approved and permitted local and private organizations to procure COVID-19 vaccines, with the purpose to speed up the vaccination program.

Afghanistan's Public Health Ministry reported 1,843 new cases, taking the number of patients infected with the disease to 85,893 in the country.

The pandemic has so far claimed 3,356 lives in Afghanistan, including 51 deaths in the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

A total of 257 patients recovered over the period, according to the statement.

The ministry has warned of the rapid spread of the disease, calling upon people to respect the anti-pandemic measures and guidelines, and wear masks in public transportation and crowded areas.

Cambodia confirmed 729 new cases, raising the national case tally to 36,240 so far, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new infections included 671 local cases and 58 imported cases, the MoH said.

Eleven more fatalities have been recorded, taking the overall death toll to 289, the statement said, adding that 398 more patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 29,047.
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