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Asia Marks 10 million Coronavirus Cases

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Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world. As cases continue to mount in India despite a slowdown and sharp declines elsewhere.

Tally is based on official reporting by countries. The true numbers of cases and deaths are likely much higher, experts say. It is because given deficiencies in testing and potential underreporting in many countries.

Despite the Asian spikes, the region overall has reported improvement in handling the pandemic in recent weeks. Similarly, daily caseloads slowing in places like India – a sharp contrast to the COVID-19 resurgence seen in Europe and North America.

Within the region, South Asia led by India is the worst affected. It has almost 21% of the reported global coronavirus cases and 12% of deaths.

India is the worst-hit country in the world after the United States. Even though infections are slowing in the world’s second-most populous country. India is reporting more than 57,000 cases of the virus a day. So viewed on a weekly average, its 58 new cases per 10,000 people in Asia’s third-largest economy.

India is averaging 764 COVID-19 deaths a day. This is the worst in the world and accounting for one in every 13 global pandemic deaths.

But India’s infections may surge again, doctors fear, with a holiday approaching and winter bringing more severe pollution. In addition, farmers burning stubble, worsening the breathing difficulties that many COVID-19 patients suffer.

Compiled by – MK (News Editor)

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News Link: Asia Marks 10 Million Coronavirus Cases

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