With millions of deaths, how is the epidemic in Asia?

2022-05-31 0 By

As of March 11, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Asia has passed the 1 million mark, accounting for about 16% of the global total, according to Reuters.Asia, home to more than half of the world’s population, is a region of great concern.In fact, many Asian countries are experiencing the largest wave of infections since the outbreak of the omicron variant, and new deaths in some countries are on the rise, raising alarm.Some other countries have passed the peak of the epidemic and are gradually adjusting their epidemic prevention policies.In East Asia, omicron is causing a new wave of infections, with South Korea, Japan and other countries reporting record new cases and deaths.South Korea now has the fastest growing epidemic in the world.South Korea reported 350,190 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the second day in a row that the country added more than 350,000 cases, Yonhap news Agency reported.A day earlier, South Korea reported 380,000 new confirmed cases, the highest number since the outbreak began.Daily changes in new confirmed cases and deaths in South Korea.South Korea has had the highest daily number of new cases over the past seven days, accounting for one-sixth of the world’s daily new cases, Reuters real-time epidemic statistics show.Yonhap news agency reported that the omicron mutant strain is spreading at an alarming rate in South Korea, with a record number of confirmed cases.The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Korea surpassed 6 million to 6.2 million on March 12, just three days after topping 5 million.People take part in novel Coronavirus tests in Seoul, South Korea, March 13, 2022.The country has also recorded a record number of deaths, reaching a record 269 on March 12.As of March 13, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Korea reached 6.55 million and the cumulative death toll stood at 10,395.South Korea’s wave of omicron infections is expected to peak in the next few weeks, when the average number of cases could surge to 370,000 a day, health officials said Sunday.With the rapid spread of COVID-19, the number of severe cases in South Korea is expected to surge in late March and early April.In Japan, the country saw its biggest wave of infections since the outbreak began in early February, when a record 100,000 additional daily cases were confirmed.Since March, the epidemic in Japan has gradually eased, but the number of confirmed cases is still at a high level.Daily changes in new confirmed cases and deaths in Japan.Japan reported 55,000 new confirmed cases and 141 new deaths on Monday, NHK reported.Japan’s increasing number of deaths is at its peak, reaching a record high of 272 on February 23rd.As of March 12, Japan had a total of 5.73 million confirmed cases and 26,000 deaths.Eighteen regions of Japan remain under a quasi-state of emergency, including the capital Tokyo.NHK reported that the quasi-state of emergency in those areas was due to expire on March 21, and government sources said restrictions in most areas would be lifted as scheduled after that.In China, the National Health Commission (NHC) reported 1,807 new confirmed cases and 1,315 asymptomatic infections in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps between 00:00 and 24:00 On March 12.No new deaths were reported.The number of confirmed cases in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps had reached 7,230 as of 24:00 On March 12, including six in severe condition.Many southeast Asian countries are still at the peak of the epidemic, and some countries are gradually opening their borders. In Southeast Asia, the epidemic is still spreading rapidly in Vietnam and Malaysia, and Singapore and Thailand are still at the peak despite signs of easing.However, some countries are planning to open their borders gradually.Vietnam is at its peak.A total of 168,719 new confirmed cases were reported in 63 provinces and cities over the past 24 hours, Viet Nam news agency reported Thursday.An additional 195,000 cases were reported in Capital Hanoi, 33,760 in Hung An province and 20,784 in Phu Tho Province.Daily change of new confirmed cases in Vietnam.As of Today, Vietnam has reported more than 5.9 million confirmed cases, of which more than 5.89 million have been added since the fourth wave of the outbreak in April 2021.Vietnam has reported a total of 41,000 deaths.The Vietnamese government had previously announced that the country would reopen to international tourists on March 15, local time.However, in the face of the still spreading epidemic, what new rules will apply to people entering the country have yet to be determined.Malaysia reported 26,000 new confirmed cases and 77 new deaths on March 13.The country is in the midst of the worst wave of outbreaks since the outbreak began.In the past few days, the number of confirmed cases in the country has topped 30,000 in a row, the highest number on record.Daily change in new confirmed cases in Malaysia.It is reported that Malaysia will open its borders on April 1 to transition from COVID-19 to endemic disease.Thailand is also in the midst of a new wave of outbreaks.On March 13, Thailand reported 23,584 new confirmed cases and 66 new deaths, the Bangkok Post reported.As of Tuesday, Thailand had reported more than 3.18 million confirmed cases and 23,000 deaths.Thailand has experienced two peaks of COVID-19 since the outbreak, the Delta wave in August last year and the Omikron wave in February-March this year.On February 26, Thailand recorded a record 25,615 new cases in a single day.Daily change of new confirmed cases in Thailand.Thailand’s National Committee for Communicable Diseases has agreed in principle to consider listing COVID-19 as a local disease, deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Anutin Sahib said On March 9.Singapore’s outbreak peaked in late February, when more than 20,000 new cases were confirmed daily.Since March, the epidemic in Singapore has gradually eased, but the daily number of new cases is still high.Singapore reported 12,632 new confirmed cases and 10 new deaths in the past 24 hours as of noon On March 12, Channel News Asia reported Tuesday.Change of new confirmed cases in Singapore on a single day.According to CCTV news, Singapore’s Parliament passed the COVID-19 (Interim Measures) (Amendment) Bill on March 11, extending the relevant control order for one year until April 2023.Koh Poh Kun, Singapore’s senior minister of State for Health, said the outbreak was still not over and new waves and new mutated strains could re-emerge.Outbreaks in some Asian countries are now subsiding after a wave of omicron infections in January.The number of confirmed cases in Indonesia continues to decline.The epidemic in Indonesia peaked in February with the spread of a variant of the omikron strain, when more than 60,000 cases were confirmed daily.In recent weeks, the epidemic in Indonesia has eased.On March 12, the country reported 14,000 new confirmed cases.Daily change in the number of confirmed cases in Indonesia.However, the Jakarta Post reported that while the number of new confirmed cases in Indonesia is on the decline, the number of deaths remains worryingly high.In the Philippines, the epidemic reached its peak in January, when the number of new cases in a single day peaked at 39,000.But since March 2, the daily increase in confirmed cases in the country has remained below 1,000.On March 12, the country had 655 new confirmed cases.Daily change in new confirmed cases in the Philippines.The Philippines eased entry controls for foreign tourists on Feb 10 to boost tourism recovery as the epidemic eased, CCTV news reported.According to statistics, more than 73,000 foreign tourists have entered the Philippines in the month from February 10 to March 10.In South Asia, India, which has the second highest cumulative number of confirmed cases in the world, has also experienced a recent slowdown in the epidemic.The country reported 3,116 new confirmed cases on Monday, the lowest in nearly two years, The Times of India reported Wednesday.By the end of the day, India had reported 42.99 million confirmed cases and 510,000 cumulative deaths — more than 50 percent of Asia’s total.Daily change in new confirmed cases in India.Omikron infections peaked in India in late January, when new cases averaged more than 300,000 a week.But since the end of February and the beginning of March, the daily increase of confirmed cases in the country has remained below 1,000 and continues to decline.Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries in South Asia have also seen a slowdown in the outbreak, with the number of confirmed cases now estimated at several hundred.Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and other countries in West Asia, which were previously hit hard by the epidemic, as well as Kazakhstan and other countries in Central Asia, have also passed the peak of the epidemic.Beijing News reporter Xie Lian, editor Zhang Lei, proofreader Wu Xingfa