The number of Covid-19 cases in Southeast Asia crossed 4.23 million, with 23,385 new cases reported on Wednesday, higher than Tuesday’s tally of 20,286. New deaths were 422, increasing from Tuesday’s 404
The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Asean now stands at 82,912.
Vietnam is planning to postpone the hosting of the 31st SEA Games, which was originally scheduled for November 31-December 2, to next year as the country faces a new Covid-19 wave.
A top Vietnamese newspaper reported that although the number of patients in the country is still low compared to other nations in the region, Vietnam still has the lowest inoculation rate per total population in Asean.
Meanwhile, Brunei’s Public Health Ministry reported on Wednesday that two people had contracted Covid-19, the first time in 398 days that new cases have been found, bringing the cumulative cases in that country to 246 patients.
The two patients are returnees from Manila, Philippines, who had entered the country on May 26.