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Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand on April 18 confirmed 33 more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the total in the country to 2,733.

Apart from 47 fatalities, 1,787 have been discharged from hospitals.

The Health Ministry said the country’s COVID-19 death rate is 1.7 percent, or four times lower than the world’s average while the recovery rate reaches 62.5 percent.

The situation is improving in the country with new cases tend to decrease due to the flight limit order.

The same day, Malaysia announced additional 54 infections, the lowest since the government imposed the social distancing order a day earlier.

Meanwhile in Singapore, 942 more cases were reported in the past 24 hours, a record in the Southeast Asian nation, bringing the total to 5,992.

In Indonesia, 325 new infections pushed the total to 6,248, including 535 deaths. It surpassed the Philippines in terms of infections and deaths in the region.

Also on April 18, the Philippines confirmed 209 new infection cases and ten deaths, bringing the total to 6,087 and 397, respectively./.