COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 10 — new infections exceed 1,000/ day regionally

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 10 — new infections exceed 1,000/ day regionally
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As of 01:33 GMT April 10 there was 12,217 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 646, or 5.58 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 175, or 1.43 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 289 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.

In the past 24 hours Indonesia reported the regions most number of deaths, 40, bringing fatalities there to 280, while active COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,761, with the addition of 337 new cases. Thirty people were discharged and sent home.

In the Philippines 21 deaths brought the total number of fatalities there to 203, with 206 new cases seeing active infections their rise to 3,749, despite 28 discharges, with one person classified as serious or critical,

Two deaths in Thailand over the past 24 hours and 54 news cases saw deaths rise to 32, while the active caseload remained at 1,451 with 61 people classified as in serious or critical condition, after 52 successfully treated patients were sent home.

In Malaysia 109 new cases and two deaths saw the number of active cases there fall to 2,553, and deaths rise to 67, with 72 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition. One hundred and twenty-one people were discharged following recovery.

In Singapore yesterday a record 287 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,443, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical, while 54 people were sent home following treatment.

Four new cases in Vietnam and two discharges saw the active caseload there rise to 127, eight of whom are said to be serious or critical, while two new cases in Cambodia saw the active number of COVID19 infections there rise to 57, with one previously noted recovery returning to the active case list.

One fresh cases in Laos PDR and Myanmar saw the number of active infections there rise to 16 in the former and fall to 18 in the latter where one recovered patient was sent home.

Brunei reported no new COVID-19 infections in the period, with one patient discharged, bringing its active caseload down to 42.

Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 16,478 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 3,668 people, or about 22.23 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.

There has been 593 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.89 per cent. As of today, April 10, some 74.14 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to April 10
Asean COVID-19 update to April 10 Stella-maris Ewudolu

Global COVID-19 cases up to April 10

In the 24-hours to 01:33 GMT April 10 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 5.64 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,603,692 an increase of 85,566.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 8.20 per cent DoD to 95,717, an increase of 7,257, the majority (1,900) in the USA. China reported 63 new infections and two deaths for the period. Officially, there has been 3,335 deaths in China and 81,865 cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 26,293, or 7.96 per cent, over the day prior to 356,496.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 1.8 million infections and 121,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12, and more than five million infections by the end of April, with some 500,000 deaths.

COVID 19 global tally April 10
COVID 19 global tally to April 10 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 10

COVID-19 global deaths to April 10
COVID-19 global deaths to April 10 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to April 10

As of 01:33 GMT April 10 there was 1,151,479 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 4.26 per cent, or 49,127 cases, are classified as serious or critical.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.16 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.

COVID-19 global snapshot to April 10
COVID-19 global snapshot to April 10 Worldometers


Feature image University of Economics, HCM City


*Daily figures subject to adjustment.



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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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