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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1030 GMT, May 4

04 May 2021, 21:18 GMT+10

MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday reported 5,683 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the lowest daily tally since March 19, bringing the country's total tally to 1,067,892.

The death toll climbed to 17,622 after 97 more patients died from the coronavirus epidemic, the DOH said. (Philippines-COVID-19)

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BANGKOK -- The number of COVID-19 cases in Thailand increased by 1,763 to 72,788, data from the country's Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) showed on Tuesday.

Another 27 deaths were reported, raising the national death toll to 303, with more than 200 reported since April 1.

Of the new infections, 1,750 were local transmissions, including 562 in the capital Bangkok, the epicenter of the recent outbreak which quickly spread to the rest of the country, and 13 were imported, according to the CCSA. (Thailand-COVID-19)

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SEOUL -- A total of 172 South Korean people arrived Tuesday from India, which saw a recent surge in the confirmed COVID-19 cases, via a special flight, according to Yonhap news agency.

The flight, carrying Hyundai Motor employees, their families and students, landed at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, at about 10:17 a.m. local time after departing from Chennai International Airport in southern India. (South Korea-India-Special Flight)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-million mark, reaching 20,282,833 on Tuesday, as 357,229 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, confirmed the federal health ministry.

Another 3,449 deaths were reported since Monday morning, taking the death toll to 222,408.

There are a total of 3,447,133 active cases in the country, with an increase of 33,491 through Monday, while 16,613,292 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far. (India-COVID-19)

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