Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Indonesia reports record daily deaths of 2,069, India records 29,689 new cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-27 20:03:27|Editor: huaxia

A student receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 27, 2021. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

-- Indonesia reports record daily deaths of 2,069;

-- India records 29,689 new cases;

-- Malaysia adds 16,117 cases, 1,044,071 in total;

-- Philippines logs 7,186 cases, tally at 1,562,420.

HONG KONG, July 27 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries:

JAKARTA -- Indonesia on Tuesday recorded 45,203 newly-confirmed cases and 2,069 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said.

This has been the highest daily number of fatalities the country has ever reported since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The country's total caseload is now at 3,239,936, while the related death toll has increased to 86,835.

A medical worker prepares a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 27, 2021. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain)

NEW DELHI -- India's total tally rose to 31,440,951 as 29,689 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

"India reports less than 30,000 daily cases after 132 days," said a statement issued by the ministry.

As many as 415 deaths due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 421,382.

There are still 398,100 active cases in the country.

Students maintain social distancing while taking a class at school in Agartala, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Tripura, July 27, 2021. (Str/Xinhua)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia reported another 16,117 new infections, the health ministry said, bringing the national total to 1,044,071.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 26 of the new cases are imported and 16,091 are local transmissions.

Another 207 more deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 8,408.

Some 11,526 patients have been released after recovery, bringing the total number of cured and discharged to 865,439, or 82.9 percent of all cases.

Local residents line up to receive COVID-19 vaccines on Carey Island of Selangor State, Malaysia, July 25, 2021. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 7,186 new infections, the highest since June 13, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,562,420.

The death toll climbed to 27,318 after 72 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH added.

"COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila increased by 47 percent," Health Secretary Francisco Duque said in a televised press conference, adding that the capital posted "a little over 900" new cases per day last week.

People wade through the flood water brought by heavy monsoon rains in Rizal Province, the Philippines, July 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan confirmed 3,262 new cases over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said.

The NCOC said that the country's number of overall confirmed cases has risen to 1,011,708, including 928,722 recoveries.

The disease killed 39 people over the last 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 23,087, the NCOC said, adding that 2,722 are in critical condition.

A man receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Peshawar, Pakistan, July 23, 2021. (Photo by Saeed Ahmad/Xinhua)

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 1,365 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 191,531.

Of the new cases, 349 were Seoul residents and 364 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Eighty-nine cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 11,660.

Concern emerged about the growing number of confirmed cases in the non-metropolitan area ahead of the summer vacation season, when people in the capital area moved to non-capital region to enjoy summer holidays.

Two more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,079.

People wearing face masks walk across the street near Yongsan Station in Seoul, South Korea, July 8, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia confirmed 685 new infections including 262 imported cases, raising the national total caseload to 74,386, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Nineteen more fatalities had been reported, bringing the overall death toll to 1,324, the ministry said, adding that 775 other patients had recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 66,725.

Ho Kham, a 101-year-old Cambodian woman, is seen at an inoculation site in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 2, 2021. (Photo by Phearum/Xinhua)

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