As of 01:18 GMT April 26 there was 26,930 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 887 or 3.41 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 133, or 0.49 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 282 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 31 fatalities there pushing COVID-19 deaths to 720, while active cases rose to 6,845 with the addition of 396 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 40 people were sent home.
In the Philippines 17 people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus yesterday to bring fatalities there to 494, while 102 new cases saw active infections increase to 6,008, one of which is serious or critical. Thirty people went home.
In Malaysia two deaths saw fatalities there rise to 98, while the active caseload again fell, to 1,882, despite the discovery of 51 new infections, as a result of 99 people being discharged. In Malaysia 36 people are reportedly in a serious or critical condition.
Thailand also saw its active caseload continue to fall yesterday despite the addition of 53 new cases and one death. There are currently 309 active cases in Thailand of which 61 are rated as serious or critical. There has now been 51 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Thailand. Yesterday 57 people were sent home.
Singapore yesterday continued to report the most number of new COVID-19 cases in the region with 618 fresh infections driving the active caseload there to 11,679, with 24 rated serious or critical. Forty-six people were discharged and sent home.
There was no new SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Myanmar during the period.
In Brunei the active caseload dropped to 16, one of which is classified as serious or critical, as a result of one discharge, while in Lao PDR three people were discharged to bring active cases there to 129.
One discharge in Myanmar saw active cases there drop to 129, while five people went home in Vietnam after recovering to reduce the active caseload there to 45. There was no change to the situation in Cambodia.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 37,936 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 9,625 people, or about 25.37 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.02 per cent, while deaths increased 3.83 per cent.
There has been 1,381 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 12.55 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.64 per cent.
As of today, April 26, some 70.99 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 26
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 26, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.21 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,919,557 an increase of 90,731
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 3.08 per cent DoD to 203,166 an increase of 6,069, the majority, 2,065, in the USA.
China reported 12 new infections for the period bringing the official case count there to 82,816, with 838 current active cases and 77,346 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 38,102, or 4.77 per cent, over the day prior to 836,707.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.4 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 236,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 26
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 26
As of 01:18 GMT April 26 there was 1,880,938 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.07 per cent, or 57,864 people, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 19.55 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.96 per cent.
As of April 26, 28.65 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
Feature image Jain Weraphong
*Daily figures subject to final 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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