India's COVID-19 tally rises to 11,308,846, Indonesia reports 6,412 new cases

by NDO12 March 2021 Last updated at 21:00 PM

Policemen work at a checkpoint in Manila, the Philippines on March 10, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)
Policemen work at a checkpoint in Manila, the Philippines on March 10, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

VTV.vn - More COVID-19 cases and deaths were reported in Asia-Pacific on Friday, as India recorded 23,285 new infections, taking the total to 11,308,846.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 158,306 with 117 new deaths.

There are 197,237 active cases in the country, while 10,953,303 people have been discharged from hospitals after medical treatment.

The confirmed cases in Indonesia rose by 6,412 within one day to 1,410,134, with the death toll adding by 180 to 38,229, the health ministry said on Friday.

According to the ministry, 6,851 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,231,454.

The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 4,578 new confirmed cases, the highest daily number in nearly six months, pushing the Southeast Asian country's total tally to 611,618.

The record daily tally was compared to 4,699 cases reported on Sept. 14 last year.

The coronavirus death toll rose to 12,694 after 87 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. It added that 272 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 546,912.

Due to the surge in COVID-19 infections, Metro Manila will impose on Monday uniformed curfew hours from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. local time to limit people's mobility.

Republic of Korea reported 488 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 94,686.

Of the new cases, 138 were Seoul residents and 157 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-one cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 7,267.

Ten more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,662.

Thailand confirmed 81 new cases of coronavirus infection, taking the total tally to 26,679, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Of Friday's new cases, 67 were domestic infections while 14 others referred to imported cases, CCSA assistant spokeswoman Panprapa Yongtrakul told a press conference.

No new death was reported, leaving the total death toll at 85.

Thailand is preparing for the further relaxation of disease control measures and the re-opening of the country, tentatively planned for October this year, according to the CCSA.

Pakistan's COVID-19 tally rose to 600,198 after 2,701 new cases of the disease were reported in the country over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Friday.

The south Sindh province was the worst-hit where 260,661 people tested positive for the disease followed by east Punjab province where 182,576 people were affected, the NCOC said, adding that northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province registered 75,052 cases of COVID-19 whereas 19,171 cases were found in southwest Balochistan province.

Meanwhile, NCOC chief Asad Umar who is also the minister for planning, development and special initiatives, told the media on Thursday night that the country is facing a third wave of the virus owing to the spread of a new strain initially found in Britain.


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