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Covid-related deaths see a sharp rise in Asean


Southeast Asia reported an increase in deaths on Friday though the number of new Covid-19 cases fell slightly, collated data showed.

There were 24,962 new cases, lower than Thursday’s 25,181, while 533 patients died, up from Thursday’s 464.

Total Covid-19 cases crossed 4.28 million across Asean and deaths rose to 83,890.

Indonesia reported 8,083 new cases and 193 deaths on Friday, driving cumulative cases in the country to 1,894,025 and total deaths to 52,566.

The Jakarta authority said that the city had to utilise 400,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine before June 30 or they would expire.

Malaysia reported 6,849 new cases and 84 deaths on Friday, taking cumulative cases in the country to 649,411 and 3,768 deaths.

The Malaysian government plans to extend the lockdown for another two weeks, from June 15 to 28, if the number of new infections exceeded 5,000 per day.

Published : June 12, 2021

By : THE NATION