For the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak, four major south asian countries record number of new COVID-19 cases on the same day. These countries are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. South Asia could become the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India recorded over 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day taking the COVID-19 tally to 2,97,535, while the death toll rose to 8,498 with a record single day spike of 396 fatalities, according to the data of Union Health Ministry.
Pakistan has recorded 6,397 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single day so far, taking the total number of Coronavirus infections in the country to 1,25,933, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
Bangladesh on Friday recorded the highest ever jump in COVID-19 cases and fatalities in a single day as the Bangladesh health authorities confirmed the detection of record 3,471 new infected patients and 46 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
Nepal on Friday recorded 448 new COVID-19 cases, the highest single day rise in cases the Himalayan nation, Nepal's ministry of health and population said.