As Malaysia performed best in fighting the novel coronavirus among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore recorded the highest number of positive cases among the bloc.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the region crossed the 33,000 mark on Wednesday, with nearly 1,500 new cases reported across all 10 countries.

Daily deaths have declined in the region since Monday, with data compiled by the Worldometer online resource suggesting that the virus was spreading at a slowed rate as the region reported 1,475 new cases on Wednesday against 2,055 on Tuesday.

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