As the number of global deaths from coronavirus passes the 172,000 mark, the trend in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states seems to be slowing down, with just 39 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours.

Even the rate of detection of new cases has slowed down from a day earlier.

The ASEAN region saw 39 new deaths on Tuesday, 21 fewer than on Monday.

Data suggests a slowing of the spread of infections as the region saw 1,712 new cases today against 2,055 a day earlier.

There is a slight increase in the rate of COVID-19

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