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Asean reports highest number of new Covid-19 cases in a fortnight


Southeast Asia on Sunday recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases on a single day this month, though the death rate was lower, collated data showed.

There were 26,435 new cases on Sunday, up from Saturday’s 25,656 and the highest since May 29 when 28,781 cases were reported. The death toll on Sunday was 387, falling from Saturday’s 426.

Total Covid-19 cases in Asean crossed 4.33 million, while total deaths in Asean rose to 84,702.

Singapore reported 13 new cases on Sunday, taking cumulative cases in the country to 62,869. The government announced that out of 3.7 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccine administered, 4,704 people had reported side-effects, 157 with severe reactions. There had, however, been no case of death directly related to the vaccine.

Cambodia reported 468 new cases and a new high of 15 deaths on Sunday, driving cumulative cases in the country to 38,427 and deaths to 335.

Siem Reap announced the enforcement of night curfew from 10pm to 4am for 14 days starting from tonight to control the outbreak.

Published : June 14, 2021

By : THE NATION