The Indian number of COVID-19 rose to 10,146,845, S.Korea reports the highest daily number of cases out of 1,241 infections – Xinhua

HONG KONG, Dec 25 (Xinhua) – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in Asia-Pacific countries, as India recorded 23,067 new cases on Friday, while South Korea reported its highest daily number of cases.

The Indian number of COVID-19 rose to 10,146,845 because 23,067 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the Federal Ministry of Health.

According to the data, the number of dead increased to 147,092, because 336 patients have died since Thursday morning.

There are still 281,919 cases in the country, while 9,717,834 people have been discharged from hospitals after treatment.

COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 7,259 in the past 24 hours to 700,097, and the death toll rose by 258 to 20,847, the health ministry said.

According to the ministry, another 6,324 patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 570,304.

The Ministry of Health (DOH) in the Philippines reported 1,885 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 467,601.

The DOH said another 307 patients recovered, increasing the total number of recoveries to 430,791, and the death toll rose to 9,062 after seven more patients died.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will convene an inter-agency working group on coronavirus on Saturday to discuss whether to extend the travel ban for Britain or add more countries to the list, presidential spokesman Harry Roque said.

South Korea reported 1,241 more cases of COVID-19 since midnight than 24 hours ago, increasing the total number of infections to 54,770.

It marked the highest daily number of cases, surpassing the previous high of 1,097 counted on Sunday.

The daily number of infections has been above 100 for 48 days since November 8 due to small cluster infections in Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province, as well as due to imported cases.

Seventeen more deaths were confirmed, resulting in 773. The overall mortality rate was 1.41 percent.

Afghanistan has recorded 170 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, increasing to a total of 51,764, according to a statement from the Ministry of Public Health.

According to the statement, another 13 patients died from the coronavirus epidemic in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll from COVID-19 to 2,148 since the outbreak of COVID-19 in February in the Asian country.

Ninety-six patients were reported to have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 40,678, the statement said.

Thailand has recorded 81 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, according to the COVID-19 Situation Administration Center (CCSA).

Of the total, 37 were local infections, 35 migrant workers and nine more imported cases. Most of the infected migrant workers were asymptomatic, CCSA spokesman Taweesin Visanuyothin said.

So far, Thailand has recorded 5,910 COVID-19 infections, of which 1,308 have been reported in Myanmar as migrant workers mostly employed in fisheries in Samut Sakhon province, where the last epidemic originated. Endemic