Tue, 03 Aug 2021

JAKARTA -- Indonesia on Thursday recorded 12,624 newly-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily spike since Jan. 30 and bringing the total tally to 1,950,276, the Health Ministry said.

The COVID-19 related death toll added by 277 to 53,753, the ministry reported. Additional 7,350 recovered patients were discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries from the pandemic in the Southeast Asian country to 1,771,220. (Indonesia-COVID-19)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,700,313 on Thursday, with 67,208 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Meanwhile, 2,330 more patients died since Wednesday morning, taking the death toll to 381,903. This was the 10th consecutive day when less than 100,000 cases were registered across the country, after peaking to over 400,000 for several days in April and May. (India-Pandemic)

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MANILA -- China sustained the COVID-19 vaccines supply to the Philippines with the delivery of an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac on Thursday.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque, who received the vaccines at the airport in Manila, said the arrivals of Sinovac vaccines help the Philippines achieve immunity. (Philippines-China-Vaccines)

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VIENTIANE -- The China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group (CREC-5) has completed the construction of the main structure of the longest bridge along the China-Laos Railway, the Phonethong super major bridge.

The Chinese engineering company, the CREC-5, told Xinhua on Wednesday that with the last pier cemented on Monday, the main structure of the Phonethong super major bridge, the longest China-Laos Railway bridge with a length of 7,528.56 meters and 231 piers, was completed. (Laos-China-Railway)

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