As of 01:12 GMT April 16 there was 15,609 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 606, or 4.58 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 158, or 1.00 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 388 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
The Philippines yesterday recorded the regions highest number of daily deaths in a 24-hour period with 14 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring deaths there to 349. Active COVID-19 cases jumped to 4,751 with the addition of 230 new cases, while 58 people were discharged and sent home. One person is classified as serious or critical.
In Indonesia yesterday 10 deaths brought fatalities there to 469, while active cases rose to 4,221 with the discovery of 297 new cases. Twenty people were discharged and sent home.
Two deaths in Thailand yesterday saw total fatalities there rise to 43, while 92 discharges saw the caseload continue to decrease, drown to 1,103, despite the discovery of 30 new infections. Sixty-one people remain classified as serious or critical in Thailand.
One death in Malaysia pushed the number of fatalities there to 83, while 85 new cases and 169 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 2,342, with 56 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Recording yet another new daily record for new COVID-19 infections, Singapore yesterday noted 447 new cases and one death, pushing active COVID-19 infections there to 3,037, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical. Forty-one people were sent home following treatment.
Myanmar reported 11 new case to bring active COVID-19 cases there to 68, while active infections in Vietnam decreased to 97 despite two new cases being found, after two people were discharged. Eight patients in Vietnam remain in a serious or critical condition
In Cambodia five people were discharged yesterday to see the active caseload there drop to 26, one of which is said to be in a serious or critical condition, while one discharge in Brunei saw the active COVID-19 caseload there fall to 27, with two people classified serious or critical. There was no change to the situation in Lao PDR over the previous 24- hours.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 22,622 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 5,973 people, or about 26.40 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 6.95 per cent, while deaths increased 2.90 per cent.
There has been 959 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 13.83 per cent.
As of today, April 16, some 69.34 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 16
In the 24-hours to 01:12 GMT April 16, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 4.26 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,083,033 an increase of 85,130.
It took 71 days following the Wuhan lock-down to reach the first one million cases. It has taken 13 days to reach the second one-million. At the current rate the third one-million will be breached in nine days, April 24.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 6.32 per cent DoD to 134,603 an increase of 8,002, the majority, 2,482, in the USA. This is a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period in any single country.
It took 69-days following the Wuhan lock-down to record the first 4,000 deaths. It has taken 15-days to record the second 4,000.
China reported 46 new infections for the period and one deaths, bringing the official case count there to 82,295 and 3,342 deaths, with 1,137 current active cases.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 31,613, or 6.61 per cent, over the day prior to 510,171.
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 337,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 16
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 16
As of 01:12 GMT April 16 there was 1,438,259 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.56 per cent, or 51,142 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 20.88 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.46 per cent.
As of April 16, only 24.49 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
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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