Yawar Nazir | Getty ImagesMore than half a year after the coronavirus disease — or Covid-19 — first emerged in Asia Pacific, new infections are still climbing sharply in some parts of the region.
Globally, the virus has infected more than 15.1 million people across 188 countries and regions, killing over 622,000, Hopkins data showed.
The charts below show the infection curves in five Asia Pacific countries with accelerating Covid-19 cases.
IndonesiaCovid-19 tally: 89,869 confirmed cases and 4,320 deaths, according to Hopkins data as of July 21 Over the weekend, Indonesia overtook China to become the country with the highest number of confirmed cases in East Asia, reported Reuters.
JapanCovid-19 tally: 26,463 confirmed cases and 988 deaths, according to Hopkins data as of July 21 Japan is one of the countries in Asia Pacific that has recorded a resurgence in coronavirus cases after earlier success in slowing down the number of infections.