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Coronavirus: Southeast Asia’s deaths skyrocket as Delta variant engulfs region

Southeast Asia is emerging as a battlefield for one of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks, fuelled by the fast-spreading Delta variant amid a slow roll-out of vaccines.The momentum of the region’s outbreak has now eclipsed previously hard-hit places like Latin America and India, with cases jumping 41 per cent over the past week to more than half a million, according to Bloomberg analysis of Johns Hopkins University data. Deaths rose 39 per cent in the seven days through to Wednesday, the…

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