Asia's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1 million

Asia has passed the grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus-linked deaths as the Omicron variant rages across the region. New cases remain at record or near-record levels in Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, but have fallen sharply from their peaks in India, Indonesia and the Philippines. China, Singapore and South Korea have vaccinated more than 85 percent of their populations with two doses. And in the wider Asian region, roughly 65 percent of the population has received two COVID shots.

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