Asia-Pacific Coronavirus News: Total COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 in India, death toll at 3,163

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-19 20:09:34|Editor: huaxia

A stranded migrant worker's family lines up to board buses heading for their hometowns during extended lockdown to curb COVID-19 in Ghaziabad, India, May 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

-- India's death toll rises to 3,163, total cases reach 101,139;

-- Bangladesh reports 1,251 new cases, total at 25,121;

-- Infections in Indonesia increase by 486 to 18,496;

-- The Philippines announces 224 new cases, tally at 12,942.

HONG KONG, May 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries.

NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 pandemic cases crossed the 100,000-mark in India on Tuesday, reaching 101,139, as the death toll rose to 3,163, said the latest data released by the federal health ministry.

A total of 134 new deaths, and 4,970 positive cases were reported since Monday.

On May 7 the country had 50,000 infections, which means the cases doubled in the past 12 days.

Stranded migrant workers line up to board buses heading for their hometowns during extended lockdown to curb COVID-19 in Ghaziabad, India, May 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

DHAKA -- Bangladesh reported 1,251 new cases on Tuesday, taking its total to 25,121, and 21 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 370.

Bangladesh on Monday reported the highest daily jump of new 1,602 cases in a 24-hour period.

People have their temperature checked while entering a market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 11, 2020. (Stringer/Xinhua)

JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government on Tuesday confirmed 486 new positive cases, bringing the total number of infections to 18,496.

A total of 30 new deaths were reported, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,221.

Workers carry bags of rice that will be used in food packages for needy families at a warehouse in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 18, 2020. (Photo by Zulkarnain/Xinhua)

MANILA -- The Philippine health department on Tuesday reported that 224 more people have contracted the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 12,942.

In a daily bulletin, the Department of Health said 114 more patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the number of recoveries to 2,843, and six more patients have died from the COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 837.

A worker assembles surgical masks inside a factory in Manila, the Philippines on May 15, 2020. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

KUALA LUMPUR -- The number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia outpaced the recoveries for a second day in a row after another 37 new cases were reported, pushing the national total to 6,978 cases.

Of the new cases, 35 were local transmissions and two were imported cases.

One new death has been reported, with the patient having suffered from health problems before being infected, pushing the total deaths to 114.

Shoppers scan QR code for health check before entering a shopping plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 16, 2020. (Photo by Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua)

MALE -- The number of confirmed cases in the Maldives has risen to 1,106 as the spread of the coronavirus appears to slow down, state media reported on Tuesday.

A total of 1,106 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Maldives, with 1,027 being active cases and 13 patients undergoing hospital treatment, state-owned Public Service Media said.

A policeman is seen on duty at an empty street during a curfew in Male, the Maldives, April 3, 2020. (Photo by Li Xiang/Xinhua)

SEOUL -- South Korea reported 13 more cases compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 11,078.

The domestic infection stayed in single digits for the fourth consecutive day.

No more death was confirmed, leaving the death toll at 263.

People take a walk along Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, South Korea, May 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)

SYDNEY -- Australia's official COVID-19 death toll reached 100 on Tuesday, after a 93-year-old woman passed away at a Sydney aged care home.

As of Tuesday, Australia had officially recorded 7,065 cases of COVID-19, and 6,389 of which have recovered.

A staff disinfects public equipment at a library in Canberra, Australia, May 18, 2020. (Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua)

YANGON -- The total number of COVID-19 infections in Myanmar has risen to 191, with three more confirmed cases reported on Tuesday.

The death toll stands at six.

A novice wearing a mask walks along a street for alm in Yangon, Myanmar, May 18, 2020. (Xinhua/U Aung)