- With over 600,000 confirmed cases, India continues to see a rapid rise and has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia continue to experience increase in new cases.
- Maldives has the highest number of COVID-19 cases per million population in the Asia Pacific region, although new cases are now decreasing.
- In countries with fragile health systems, refugees and displaced populations are extremely vulnerable. More than 46 cases have been confirmed in the overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.
- Countries in the region are responding to natural disasters in addition to the pandemic, including India, Bangladesh,
Philippines, Indonesia, Vanuatu and Timor-Leste.
Source: United Nations Population Fund