The region is reporting over 1 million new COVID-19 cases about every two days, according to a Reuters’ analysis.
With more than half of the world’s population, Asia contributes 21% of all reported COVID-19 cases.
The highly contagious but less deadly BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron has pushed the figures to greater highs in recent weeks in countries such as South Korea, China and Vietnam.
BA.2 now represents nearly 86% of all sequenced cases, according to the World Health Organization.
Earlier in March, Asia passed 1 million COVID-related deaths. There have now been 1,027,586 million COVID-related deaths across the continent.
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