India records 38,164 new COVID-19 cases - South Asia Time

India records 38,164 new COVID-19 cases

 July 19, 2021  

New Delhi — The COVID-19 pandemic still wreaked havoc in Asia-Pacific countries as India recorded 38,164 new infections and Indonesia reported the highest daily deaths.

India’s tally rose to 31,144,229 as 38,164 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, the federal health ministry’s latest data showed.

Besides, 499 deaths due to the pandemic since Sunday morning took the total death toll to 414,108.

There are still 421,665 active cases in the country, with a fall of 995 during the past 24 hours.

A total of 30,308,456 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, out of which 38,660 were discharged during the past 24 hours.

Indonesia recorded 34,257 newly-confirmed cases and 1,338 deaths in the past 24 hours, the country’s health ministry said.

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

Based on the latest data, the total of coronavirus cases in the Southeast Asian country reported by the government is now at 2,911,733, while the COVID-19-related death toll has increased to 74,920.

Additional 32,217 recovered patients were reportedly discharged from hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in the country to 2,293,875.

Malaysia reported another 10,972 new infections, the health ministry said on Monday, bringing the national total to 927,533.

Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a press statement that 48 of the new cases are imported and 10,924 are local transmissions.

Another 129 deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 7,148.

The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,651 new infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,513,396.

The death toll climbed to 26,786 after 72 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said.

Pakistan confirmed 2,452 new cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said.

The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan’s campaign against the pandemic, said that the country’s number of overall cases rose to 991,727 amidst the fear of a fourth wave.

A total of 22,811 people died of the disease, including 30 patients who died over the last 24 hours, the NCOC said, adding that 2,532 are in critical condition.

The country currently has 48,850 active cases while 920,066 others have recovered from the disease.

South Korea reported 1,252 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 179,203.

Of the new cases, 413 were Seoul residents and 336 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Forty-four cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 10,940.

One more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 2,058.

Cambodia confirmed 790 new cases, raising the national total caseload to 67,971 so far, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

The new infections included 581 local cases and 209 imported cases, the ministry said.

Twenty-two more fatalities had been recorded, bringing the overall death toll to 1,128, it said, adding that 1,087 patients recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 60,017.(Xinhua)