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Confirmed COVID-19 cases rise in Asia-Pacific as India records over 100,000 cases
BY 2020-05-20 08:42:02

HONG KONG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Asia-Pacific countries are still facing a growing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic as India on Tuesday became the 11th country in the world in terms of infections to surpass the 100,000 mark.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India on Tuesday reached 101,139, as the death toll rose to 3,163, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

A total of 134 new deaths and 4,970 positive cases were reported since Monday.

On May 7 the country had 50,000 infections, which means the cases doubled in the past 12 days.

Bangladesh announced 1,251 new cases on Tuesday, taking its total to 25,121, and 21 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 370.

Bangladesh on Monday reported the highest daily jump of new 1,602 cases in a 24-hour period.

The Indonesian government confirmed 486 new positive cases, bringing the total number of infections to 18,496.

A total of 30 new deaths were recorded, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,221.

The Philippine health department on Tuesday reported that 224 new infections, bringing the total to 12,942.

In a daily bulletin, the Department of Health said 114 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,843, and six more patients have died from the virus, bringing the death toll to 837.

The number of new infections in Malaysia outpaced the recoveries for a second day in a row after another 37 new cases were reported, pushing the national total to 6,978 cases.

Of the new cases, 35 were local transmissions and two were imported cases.

One new death has been recorded, with the patient having suffered from health problems before being infected, pushing the total deaths to 114.

In the Maldives, the number of confirmed cases has risen to 1,106 as the spread of the coronavirus appears to slow down, state media reported on Tuesday.

A total of 1,106 confirmed cases have been reported in the Maldives, with 1,027 being active cases and 13 patients undergoing hospital treatment, state-owned Public Service Media said.

South Korea reported 13 more cases compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 11,078.

The domestic infection stayed in single digits for the fourth consecutive day.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 263.

Australia's official COVID-19 death toll reached 100 on Tuesday, after a 93-year-old woman passed away at a Sydney aged care home.

As of Tuesday, Australia had officially recorded 7,065 infection, and 6,389 of which have recovered.

The total number of confirmed cases in Myanmar has risen to 191, with three more confirmed cases reported on Tuesday.

The death toll stands at six.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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