Confirmed COVID-19 cases keeps surging in Asia-Pacific as India records over 5.4 mln infections


Asia-Pacific countries kept on high alert on Sunday as India recorded 92,605 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 5,400,619.

The number of confirmed cases in India on Sunday morning rose to 5,400,619, India's Federal Health Ministry said.

During the past 24 hours, 1,133 deaths were also recorded, taking the death toll to 86,752.

The number of confirmed cases in the Philippines surged to 286,743 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 3,311 new daily cases. The DOH said that the number of recoveries also surged to 229,865 after 20,021 more patients have survived the disease.

The DOH added that 55 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 4,984.

In Indonesia, the total cases rose by 3,989 within one day to 244,676, with the death toll adding by 105 to 9,553, the Health Ministry said.

According to the ministry, 2,977 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 177,327.

Bangladesh reported 1,544 new cases and 26 new deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 348,916 and total deaths to 4,939, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.

The official data showed that 11,591 samples were tested in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh.

The total number of recovered pat-ients in the country stood at 256,565 including 2,179 new recoveries on Sunday, said the DGHS.

The confirmed COVID-19 cases in Japan increased by 480 to reach 79,260 as of Sunday evening, according to the latest figures from the Health Ministry and local authorities. The figure excludes 712 cases from the Diamond Princess cruise ship that was quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo earlier in the year.

The death toll in Japan from the pneumonia-causing virus currently stands at 1,520, with four new fatalities announced Sunday. The death toll includes 13 from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.