Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Cambodia's caseload crosses 30000-mark, India's tally surpasses …

The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries on Monday:

SUVA — Fiji on Monday reported 38 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 438 in the Pacific island country.

KABUL — Afghanistan recorded 30 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the coronavirus death toll to 2,974 in the Asian country, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

The ministry also reported 1,566 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the cited period, bringing the total tally to 73,256, including 12,652 active cases, the ministry said in a statement.

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s COVID-19 case tally has surged to 30,094 on Monday after 690 new cases were reported nationwide in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

The new cases included 635 locally transmitted and 55 imported, the statement said.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan recorded 2,117 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 43 new deaths in the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said.

The new infections raised the total tally to 921,053, including 841,241 recoveries and 59,033 active cases across the country, the NCOC said in a statement, adding that 3,947 patients are in critical condition.

MANILA — The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 6,684 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,230,301.

The death toll rose to 20,966 after 107 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

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A municipal worker sprays disinfectant in Hyderabad, India, on May 29, 2021. (Str/Xinhua)

NEW DELHI — India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed the 28-million mark, reaching 28,047,534 with 152,734 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

The daily spike of new cases has been falling over the past couple of weeks. The cases registered in a day have fallen to the lowest level in the past 50 days. The daily cases breached the 150,000-mark on April 11.

WELLINGTON — New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new cases in the community.

HANOI — Vietnam reported 61 new COVID-19 cases from 6 p.m. local time Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 7,168, according to the Ministry of Health.

The new cases, which are all community transmissions, include 43 in the northern epidemic hotspot Bac Giang province, 15 in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi and three in the northern Lang Son province.

Girls wearing face masks play on swings in a park in Seoul, South Korea, May 21, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

SEOUL — South Korea reported 430 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Sunday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 140,340.

The daily caseload was down from 480 in the previous day, marking the lowest in 63 days since March 29. The daily average caseload for the past week was 554.


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