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India’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 9.26 mln, Indonesia reports 4,917 new cases

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COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Asia-Pacific on Thursday as India recorded 44,489 new cases, taking the tally to 9,266,705.

According to the latest data from India’s health ministry, the death toll mounted to 135,223 as 524 patients died since Wednesday morning.

The confirmed cases in Indonesia rose by 4,917 within one day to 516,753, with the death toll adding by 127 to 16,352, the health ministry said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, 3,842 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 433,649.

The virus has spread to all the country’s 34 provinces.

The total cases in Japan increased by 2,502 to reach 140,288 as of Thursday night, according to the latest figures from the health ministry and local authorities.

The figure excludes the 712 cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo earlier in the year.

The death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at 2,066, with 17 new fatalities announced Thursday. The death toll includes 13 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 1,392 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number in the country to 424,297.

The DOH said 328 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 387,266. The death toll climbed to 8,242 after 27 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH added.

Malaysia reported 935 new infections, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the national total to 60,752.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that four of the new cases are imported and 931 are local transmissions.

Three more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 348.

South Korea reported 583 more cases as of midnight Wednesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 32,318.

Of the new cases, 208 were Seoul residents and 177 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Thirty were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 4,504.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 515. The total fatality rate stood at 1.59 percent.

(XINHUA)

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