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31 Mar 2022

COVID-19: Coronavirus Cases in Asia Cross 100 Million

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COVID-19 cases in Asia surged past the 100 million point on Wednesday marked by the outbreak of infections caused by the BA2 subvariant of the Omicron, a Reuters tally found.

According to Reuters, Asia, which accounts for 21% of global coronavirus cases, has been recording more than 1 million new COVID-19 cases for nearly every two days. The BA2 subvariant of the Omicron has been responsible in leading the recent surges of COVID-19 cases in in the Asian countries of South Korea, China, and Vietnam.

South Korea has been recording the highest average number of new cases in the world. Even though cases have since steadied, the country still reports an average of 300 deaths per day.

China is currently battling its biggest outbreak of COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the pandemic, with more than 45,000 cases reported this year till date, led by the BA2 Omicron subvariant. As a result, the government has placed the affected parts of the country under lockdown, including Shanghai, its largest city and a global commercial hub which is home to 26 million people.

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