India's COVID-19 cases cross 150,000 mark as pandemic continues to rattle Asia-Pacific region

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-27 20:31:47|Editor: huaxia
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HONG KONG, May 27 (Xinhua) -- India's total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 150,000-mark on Wednesday, as the number of infections in the Asia-Pacific region continues to pile up.

India's federal health ministry said the total number of cases has reached 151,767, while the latest death toll stood at 4,337. As many as 170 new deaths and 6,387 fresh cases were reported during the past 24 hours.

Bangladesh reported 1,541 new COVID-19 cases and 22 more fatalities, bringing the country's total number of the cases to 38,292 and death toll to 544.

The Malaysian health ministry reported 15 new cases, a dramatic drop from the 187 the day before. Health Ministry Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah said at a press briefing that the new cases pushed the national total to 7,619 of which 1,421 are active cases.

The cases in Indonesia rose by 686 within one day to 23,851, with the death toll adding by 55 to 1,473, Achmad Yurianto, a health ministry official said at a press conference.

The Philippines reported 380 new cases, bringing the total number of the cases to 15,049 since the highly infectious disease emerged in the country in January.

Thailand's new daily COVID-19 infections surged from three to nine, all of them Thais who have returned from abroad and in quarantine.

A 30-year-old man in the Australian State of Queensland has become the country's youngest person to die from the COVID-19, taking the national death toll to 103.

South Korea reported 40 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 11,265. The daily caseload rose above 40 in 49 days. Of the new cases, three were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,221.

No more death was reported, leaving the death toll at 269. The total fatality rate stood at 2.39 percent.

New Zealand reported no new case for five consecutive days, with the combined total of confirmed and probable cases staying at 1,504, according to the Ministry of Health.