Roundup: India's COVID-19 tally rises to 11,046,914, Indonesia reports 8,493 new cases

2021-02-25 12:36:44 GMT2021-02-25 20:36:44(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

HONG KONG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- More COVID-19 cases and deaths were reported in Asia-Pacific on Thursday, as India recorded 16,738 more infections, taking the total to 11,046,914.

According to the official data, the death toll in India mounted to 156,705 as 138 more patients died since Wednesday morning.

There are still 151,708 active cases in the country, while 10,738,501 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.

The confirmed cases in Indonesia rose by 8,493 within one day to 1,314,634, with the death toll adding by 264 to 35,518, the health ministry said on Thursday.

According to the ministry, 8,686 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,121,411.

The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 2,269 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 568,680.

The death toll climbed to 12,201 after 72 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. It added 738 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 524,042.

South Korea reported 396 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 88,516.

Of the new cases, 114 were Seoul residents and 132 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.

Twenty-seven cases were imported, lifting the combined figure to 6,990.

Five more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,581.

Thailand confirmed 72 new COVID-19 cases, mostly domestic, according to the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokeswoman Apisamai Srirangsan.

Of Thursday's new cases, 63 were domestic infections while nine others referred to imported cases, Apisamai said.

Those domestic cases included 30 detected in Samut Sakhon and seven in the capital Bangkok, among other provinces, she said.

Thailand has so far confirmed 25,764 cases of infection, 23,019 of which were domestic cases while 2,745 others referred to imported cases. Enditem