Asia-Pacific countries witnessed surging COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as India's tally reached 30.6 million.
Asia-Pacific countries witnessed surging COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as India's tally reached 30.6 mln cases while Indonesia recorded spikes in both daily cases and deaths.
India's total tally rose to 30,619,932 as 34,703 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data. "India reports 34,703 new cases in last 24 hours which is the lowest in 111 days," added the health ministry in a statement.
Besides, 553 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Monday morning, taking the total death toll to 403,281. There are still 464,357 active cases in the country with a fall of 17,714 cases during the past 24 hours.
Indonesia recorded 31,189 new cases, marking the highest daily spike and bringing the total tally to 2,345,018, the health ministry said. The ministry also reported that the death toll added by 728, the biggest daily rise since the pandemic hit the country in March 2020, to 61,868.
An additional 15,863 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, raising the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in the Southeast Asian country to 1,958,553.