As of 00:59 GMT April 22 there was 22,367 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,323 or 6.29 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 139, or 0.62 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 342 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
Indonesia yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 26 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 616, while active cases rose to 5,677. Following successful treatment and negative tests 95 people were sent home.
In the Philippines nine deaths yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 437, while 140 new cases saw active infections increase to 5,508, one of which is serious or critical, while 41 people went home.
In Malaysia three deaths saw fatalities there rise to 92, while 57 new infections and 54 discharges saw the active caseload remain at 2,041, with 43 people reportedly in a serious or critical condition.
In Thailand the active caseload continued to fall yesterday, despite one death and 19 new cases. There is currently 655 active cases in Thailand of which 61 are rated as serious or critical, with deaths now totalling 48. Yesterday 109 people were sent home.
COVID-19 cases in Singapore continue to rise
Following a record number of new cases on Monday, Singapore yesterday still continued to report on the wrong side of one thousand, recording 1,111 new cases to drive the active caseload up to 8,275, with 23 rated serious or critical, and seeing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong extend the Singapore “circuit breaker’ until June 1. Thirty-one people were discharged and sent home.
Myanmar was the only other country in Asean to record new COVID-19 cases yesterday with two fresh infections pushing the active caseload to 109.
In Cambodia and Vietnam the active caseloads fell to 12 and 52 respectively after three people were discharged in the former and two in the latter. There was no change to the COVID-19 situation in Lao PDR or Brunei during the period.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 31,820 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 8,243 people, or about 25.91 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 4.33 per cent, while deaths increased 3.33 per cent.
There has been 1,210 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate (CMR) based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 12.80 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.80 per cent.
As of today, April 22, some 70.29 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 22
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 22, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.03 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,555,745 an increase of 75,242.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 4.14 per cent DoD to 177,459 an increase of 7,062, the majority, 2,804, in the USA. This is a new daily record for COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period in a single country.
China reported 11 new infections for the period, bringing the official case count there to 82,758, with 1,003 current active cases and 77,123 recovered patients. There has been 4,632 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 43,588, or 6.74 per cent, over the day prior to 690,263.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 255,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 22
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 22
As of 00:59 GMT April 22 there was 1,688,641 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.39 per cent, or 57,250 people, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 20.46 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.95 per cent.
As of April 22, 27.00 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
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*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
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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