According to a Reuters calculation, the number of Coronavirus infections across Asia surpassed 100 million on Wednesday, as the area sees a rebound in cases, mainly by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant.
According to a Reuters study, the region reports over 1 million new Covid-19 cases every two days.
Asia accounts for 21% of all recorded Covid-19 cases, owing to its population of more than half the world’s population.
In nations like South Korea, China, and Vietnam, the highly contagious but less lethal BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron has driven the numbers to new highs in recent weeks. According to the World Health Organization, BA.2 now accounts for roughly 86 percent of sequenced cases.
South Korea has the highest daily average number of new cases reported globally, accounting for one out of every four infections recorded each day.
China has been battling the pandemic’s worst outbreak since it began. Shanghai has been placed under lockdown because of an increase in Covid cases fueled by the BA.2 substrain. The city’s 26 million citizens were put on lockdown in two stages.