THE regional ASEAN coalition member countries has reported more than 28,000 Covid-19 cases, with deaths reported to exceed 1,100.
On Monday, Malaysia did not report any deaths and has 5,420 confirmed cases, 3,295 recoveries. A large scale Covid-19 tests among foreign workers is presently underway, and health authorities has conducted more than 103,000 tests to date.
In neighbouring Singapore, three Malaysians are among the 596 new cases of virus infection reported.
Bernama reported with one more case linked to a lodge, it brings the number of Malaysians linked to dorm clusters to seven, while in total, 95 Malaysians have been infected there with the first case announced on Feb 17.
According to the daily data released by the republic’s Ministry of Health, the 55-year old man and two others are work-permit holders. The other two Malaysians are still classified as local unlinked cases.
Apart from the dorm clusters, more than 20 Malaysians here are linked to other clusters namely, ABC Hostel, Mustafa Centre, McDonald’s Singapore, SAFRA Jurong, SingPost, Project Glory, and TTJ Design & Engineering Pte Ltd.
As at 12 noon Sunday, Singapore’s tally stood at 6,588 with 4,706 cases classified as dorm residents, 305 involved work permit holders not residing in dorms, 1,008 community cases, and another 569 were imported cases.
With the latest tally, Singapore which reported its first cases of COVID-19 on Jan 23 has recorded the highest number of cases among ASEAN member countries, slightly above Indonesia.
To date, 768 patients here have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities, 22 are in critical condition requiring intensive care, while 11 died.
Thailand did not record any fatalities for the third consecutive day, and officials reported 27 more infection cases. There are now 2,792 cases across the country and death toll remains 47.
Statistics reveal Monday’s figures was lower than the 32 recorded on Sunday, and the lowest recorded since March 14. The highest daily increase in Covid-19 was the 188 recorded on March 22.
United States based Johns Hopkins University reported the global death toll to exceed 165,000, with number of cases exceeding 2 million.
Indonesia tops the list with more than 6,500 coronavirus cases and more than 550 deaths.
In Philippines cases reported exceed 6,200 with 12 deaths reported over the weekend, taking the death toll to more than 400.
The government has enforced a enhanced community quarantine on the entire island of Luzon for a month, suspending most work, classes, and mass transportation, forcing citizens to remain indoors.
Other local government throughout the Philippines enforced their own lockdowns.
The Philippines confirmed its first case in January, a month after the coronavirus outbreak began in Wuhan, China.
In Myanmar, five deaths have been reported so far, while the total number of confirmed cases rose to 111. The country — which has around 2,000-kilometer-long borders with China, has conducted 5,152 tests so far. Brunei reported only one death with 138 cases of confirmed COVID-19.
Other member states of the regional bloc — Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam — reported no fatalities and the confirmed cases in the countries remain low.