The majority parts of the world saw a significant decline in Coronavirus cases during the third quarter of 2020, due to which several countries started easing the restrictions. But, unfortunately, by the fourth quarter of 2020, the second wave of Coronavirus arrived with more power, and the world was once again shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. Now that the second wave continues to affect more and more people, the number of Covid-19 daily cases and deaths accelerates with even higher speed.
Talking about Asia-Pacific regions specifically, the Covid-19 doesn’t seem to slow down there anytime soon. The infographic below shows how the Asian-Pacific countries observe continuous spikes in the number of cases every other day. According to the chart, the cumulative confirmed Coronavirus cases are the highest in Indonesia, i.e., over 1 million. Indonesia had never been able to break the chain of growing Covid-19 cases; it rather saw it fluctuating.
Followed by the Philippines at the second with 516,166 confirmed positive cases and Japan at the third with 372,545 cases. Among all the countries mentioned in the infographic, Japan is the one that was hit the hardest by Covid-19’s second wave, and hence a state of emergency has been declared in the nation. Other countries such as South Korea, Thailand, and Malaysia also saw a drastic rise in the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases – doubling in the numbers since mid of December.
As per a research project ‘Our World in Data’ from the University of Oxford, it has been revealed that Singapore, one of the highly developed countries, has seen a decline in the spread of virus whereas, the Philippines is also observing a slower rate of virus transmission in the country.
Infographic by: Statista.com