Various countries of Asia reported this Wednesday new record numbers of infections by coronavirus, amid a rebound in the region due to Delta variant, more contagious. The government authorities of each country are studying new measures, which will be added to the restrictions already imposed.
“The pandemic is far from over,” warned the President of the Indian Expert Committee on Vaccine Administration, VK Paul, and warned about the danger of failing to comply with the sanitary measures in place to stop infections. We have to be careful. We may be tired, but the virus is not. It is an alert for us “, Paul stressed to an Indian media, he replied Telam.
India confirmed 43,000 infections, the country where the most contagious new strain was discovered in April, a figure much higher than that of Tuesday, when 30,000 infections were registered for the first time in four months, and 640 deaths, bringing the total since start of the pandemic rose to 31.4 million and 422,022, respectively.
South Korea, for its part, reported a new daily maximum of coronavirus cases, after confirming more than 1,800 positives in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA). With these figures, the totals rose to 193,427 and 2,083, respectively, since the start of the pandemic.
In Malaysia, which last week announced the lifting of pandemic restrictions, reported its highest number of infections in the last nine months with 17,405 positives in the last day. In total, since the pandemic began, a total of 1.06 million infections and more than 8,000 deaths from the coronavirus have been detected, although experts warn that these figures could be much higher.
In Pakistan The alarms also went off, 4,119 daily infections were reported this Wednesday for the first time in more than two months. The National Command and Operations Center Pakistani also indicated through its website that during the last 24 hours there were 44 deaths from the virus, which raised the totals to 1.01 million and 23,133, respectively, since the beginning of the pandemic.
On the side of Thailand, a new record of infections was registered, adding 16,533 positives and 133 deaths, which placed the totals at 543,361 and 4,397 respectively. In China 86 new cases were registered, of which 55 were of local transmission and 31 were imported, a figure that had not been registered since January, the National Health Commission.