South East Asia Region (SEAR) remains the third most affected WHO Region with 37.5 million cases, after the Americas region (75.9 million cases) and European Region (59.1 million cases). For the fifth consecutive week, there has been an increase in new cases globally, and a 10.4% increase between weeks 28 and 29.
During this period, South East Asia, Eastern Mediterranean and Africa region have reported a decrease in new cases.
In SEAR, there has been a 6.5% decrease in new cases (n=775 618) between week 28 and 29, after three consecutive weeks of increase. The reversal of trend in new cases is due to decrease of new cases in Bangladesh and Indonesia in the last week.
With 21 334 new deaths reported during the week, SEAR has reported a total of 548 276 deaths (13% of global deaths) due to COVID-19.
More than 553 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered by ten countries in SEAR with more than 441 million doses in India alone.