Volunteers give flowers to a motorcyclist without helmet under an Awareness Programme on Road Safety and Traffic Rules, on the outskirts of Agartala, the capital city of India's northeastern state of Tripura, Feb. 25, 2021. (Str/Xinhua)
-- India's total cases reach 11,063,491;
-- Infections in Indonesia increase by 8,232 to 1,322,866;
-- The Philippines reports 2,651 new cases, tally at 571,327;
-- S. Korea reports 406 new infections, 88,922 in total.
HONG KONG, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The following are the latest developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia-Pacific countries:
NEW DELHI -- India's total tally rose to 11,063,491 as 16,577 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.
According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 156,825 with 120 new deaths.
There are still 155,986 active cases in the country, while 10,750,680 people have been discharged so far from hospitals after medical treatment.
Metro workers wait in line for nucleic acid tests in Mumbai, India, Feb. 25, 2021. (Photo by Fariha Farooqui/Xinhua)
JAKARTA -- The confirmed cases in Indonesia rose by 8,232 within one day to 1,322,866, with the death toll adding by 268 to 35,786, the health ministry said on Friday.
According to the ministry, 7,261 more people were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,128,672.
A woman receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination campaign in Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb. 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B.)
MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines reported 2,651 new cases, the highest daily increase since Oct. 17 last year, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 571,327.
The death toll climbed to 12,247 after 46 more patients died from the viral disease, the DOH said. Meanwhile, 561 more patients recovered, raising the total number of recoveries to 524,582.
A woman wearing a protective mask walks with her dogs through red lanterns celebrating Chinese New Year at a mall in Manila, the Philippines, Feb. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)
SEOUL -- South Korea reported 406 more cases, raising the total number of infections to 88,922.
Of the new cases, 129 were Seoul residents and 135 were people residing in Gyeonggi province.
Twenty-four cases were imported from overseas, lifting the combined figure to 7,014.
Four more deaths were confirmed, leaving the death toll at 1,585.
People walk at Chinatown in Incheon of South Korea, Feb. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Jingqiang)
BANGKOK -- Thailand recorded 45 new confirmed cases, with 37 of them being domestic cases, according to a report of the Center for the COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA).
Of Friday's new cases, eight were reported in people returning from abroad and testing positive for the coronavirus in Thailand, the CCSA report said.
Thailand has so far reported 25,809 confirmed cases, 23,056 of which were local transmissions and 2,753 others were imported cases.
@A tuk-tuk driver waits for passengers at Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 11, 2021. (Xinhua/Zhang Keren)■@(color:rgb(51,127,229);)