As of 01:34 GMT April 13 there was 13,667 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 600, or 4.59 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 170, or 1.24 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 345 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
In the past 24 hours the Philippines reported the regions most number of deaths, a record for the region to date in a 24-hour period of 50, bringing fatalities there to 297. Active COVID-19 cases jumped to 4,154, with the addition of 220 new cases, while 42 people were discharged and sent home.
Indonesia yesterday recorded the regions second highest number of daily deaths to date and its highest with 46 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring deaths there to 373. Active cases rose to 3,509 with the discovery of 399 new cases, while 73 people were discharged.
In Malaysia three deaths pushed the number of fatalities there to 76, while 153 new cases and 113 discharges saw the active caseload there rise to 2,499, with 66 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Thailand continued to see a decrease in the daily number of new infections with the active caseload there dropping to 1,295, despite the discovery of 33 fresh cases, with 61 people classified as in serious or critical condition. Three deaths saw total fatalities there rise to 38, while 83 successfully treated patients were sent home.
Singapore reported 233 new cases yesterday to see active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,964, of which 31 are regarded as serious or critical, while 32 people were sent home following treatment.
One death and three new cases in Myanmar saw total fatalities there rise to four and active infections to 35, while four fresh case in Vietnam saw the active caseload there rise to 118, with eight people said to be serious or critical.
Two new cases in Cambodia and two discharges saw the active case number of SARS-CoV-2 infections there remain at 45, while Lao PDR saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 19 with the discovery of one fresh infection.
In Brunei the active caseload fell to 29 after two treated patients were sent home.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 19,235 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 4,771 people, or about 24.80 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 7.79 per cent, while deaths increased 14.84 per cent.
There has been 797 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 14.31 per cent. As of today, April 13, some 71.05 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 13
In the 24-hours to 01:34 GMT April 13, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 4.09 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,852,584 an increase of 72,742. This is the lowest daily percentage increase since March 10 and the lowest number of new infections since April 5.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 5.00 per cent DoD to 114,214 an increase of 5,435, the majority (1,528) in the USA. This is the lowest daily increase on a percentage basis since March 7 and the lowest number of daily deaths since April 1.
China reported 99 new infections for the period, continuing a trend over the past week of increasing daily infections. Officially, there has been 3,339 deaths in China and 82,052 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 19,450, or 4.81 per cent, over the day prior to 423,479.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.8 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 274,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 13
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 13
As of 01:34 GMT April 13 there was 1,314,891 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.86 per cent, or 50,758 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.24 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image KemenkesRI
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.
John Le Fevre
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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