COVID-19 Response: Regional Office for Asia Pacific Situation Report 9

Reported COVID-19 cases in Asia and the Pacific continue to increase, though at a relatively stable pace, with countries streamlining measures, and gradually beginning to relax internal mobility restrictions. As of 18 May, over 467,000 cases and over 19,000 deaths have been reported in the region. Confirmed cases have been reported in 28 countries, territories and/or areas. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan continue to report an upward trend in new daily cases, whereas Indonesia, Japan, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Sri Lanka have witnessed relative stability in new cases identified.