SE Asia COVID-19 cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest
July 26, 2021 11:02 pm
Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than 1 million infections.
The virulent Delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia – now a global epicentre for the virus.
Thailand had 15,376 new coronavirus cases, a daily record for a second consecutive day in the nation of more than 66 million.
Malaysia, which has one of Southeast Asia’s highest per capita infection rates,despite a being under lockdown since June.
Like many parts of the region of more than 650 million people, Malaysian hospitals and medical staff have borne the brunt of the outbreak amid shortages of beds, ventilators and oxygen.