Philippines’ daily COVID-19 cases top 15,000 for first time, India’s tally reaches 12,303,131


HONG KONG, April 2 (Xinhua) — The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Asia-Pacific countries as the Philippines’ daily cases top 15,000 for the first time on Friday while India’s tally reached 12,303,131.

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 12,303,131, as 81,466 new cases were reported from across the country, according to the latest figures released by federal health ministry.

Besides, 469 deaths were reported since Thursday morning, taking the death toll to 163,396.

There are still 614,696 active cases in the country, while 11,525,039 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 15,310 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest ever daily tally since the pandemic hit the Southeast Asian country in January last year.

The new infections raised the country’s total tally to 771,497.

The number of active cases in the country has risen to 153,809, and the COVID-19 related death toll to 13,320 after 17 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic, the DOH added.

South Korea reported 558 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Thursday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 104,194.

The daily caseload was slightly up from 551 in the previous day, staying above 500 for three straight days.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,737. The total fatality rate stood at 1.67 percent.

A total of 422 more patients were discharged from quarantine after making full recovery, pulling up the combined number to 95,861. The total recovery rate was 92.00 percent.

Cambodia recorded 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the kingdom to 2,546, said a Ministry of Health (MoH) statement.

The Southeast Asian nation has officially reported a total of 2,546 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since it was hit by the pandemic in January 2020, with 16 fatalities and 1,256 recoveries, said the health ministry.

The country launched a COVID-19 inoculation drive on Feb. 10. As of Thursday, some 430,000 people in the priority groups had received vaccination, according to a government report.

Thailand confirmed 58 new COVID-19 cases, mostly domestic, said Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).

Thailand has confirmed a total of 28,947 cases of infection and 94 deaths.

So far, 27,606 patients have fully recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 1,247 others are still receiving medical treatments. Enditem


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