As of 01:33 GMT April 14 there was 14,458 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 791, or 5.47 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 168, or 1.61 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 333 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
In the past 24 hours Indonesia recorded the regions highest number of daily deaths with 26 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring deaths there to 399. Active cases rose to 3,778 with the discovery of 316 new cases.
The Philippines reported 18 deaths bringing fatalities there to 315. Active COVID-19 cases jumped to 4,375, with the addition of 284 new cases, while 45 people were discharged and sent home.
While two deaths in Thailand yesterday saw the number of fatalities there rise to 40, the country reported its lowest number of new infections for three weeks, with 28 new cases. The total caseload continued to fall, down to 1,251, after 70 people were discharged. Sixty-one patients are said to be in a serious or critical condition.
In Malaysia one death pushed the number of fatalities there to 77, while 134 new cases and 168 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 2,464, with 66 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
One death in Singapore and a record single day increase of 386 new cases yesterday saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 2,323, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical, while 26 people were sent home following treatment.
Myanmar also reported a record single day increase in new cases with 21, taking the total number of active COVID-19 cases there to 56, while three new infections in Vietnam saw active infections increase to 119, after two people were discharged. Eight patients in Vietnam are said to be in a serious or critical condition
One discharge in Brunei saw its total number of active COVID-19 cases drop to 28, two of which are said to be in a serious or critical condition, while there was no changes reported to the situation in Lao PDR or Cambodia.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 20,407 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 5,104 people, or about 25.01 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 6.98 per cent, while deaths increased 6.02 per cent.
There has been 845 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 14.20 per cent. As of today, April 14, some 70.85 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 01:33 GMT April 14, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.90 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,924,662 an increase of 72,297. 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 4.81 per cent DoD to 119,691 an increase of 5,494, the majority (1,535) in the USA.
China reported 108 new infections and two deaths for the period, continuing a trend over the past week of increasing daily infections. Officially, there has been 3,341 deaths in China and 82,160 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 21,526, or 5.08 per cent, over the day prior to 445,005.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 260,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 14
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 14
As of 01:33 GMT April 14 there was 1,359,966 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.80 per cent, or 51,742 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.20 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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