Latest count of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia

The following are the updates on COVID-19 figures in Malaysia and its Southeast Asian neighbours as at 6 pm today.

Data provided by Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University and some of the countries in the region.

Cases in Thailand continue to rise with the kingdom reporting another record number of new cases and fatalities, 17,669 and 165 respectively.

Myanmar’s junta is seeking the help of international community to fight a new wave of COVID-19 infections,especially from the junta friendly countries. Local media reported the country also plans to seek assistance from the Covid-19 response fund set up by ASEAN.

The Philippines on Thursday received 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac, with another 1 million doses expected to arrive tomorrow. The Philippines is seeing daily record vaccination numbers with 659,000 administered on Wednesday alone, with almost 7 million of its population already fully vaccinated.

The table below also indicates the status of some ASEAN nations including Malaysia as at 6pm today as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and the vaccination process moves into high gear. Number 0 indicates no updates.

Meanwhile, the United States (US), India and Brazil remain the top three nations with highest number of positive cases and fatalities. Nonetheless, many countries have been reporting a slowdown in new cases and deaths in tandem with rising vaccination numbers.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency