COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 27 – active cases fall in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 27 – active cases fall in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand
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As of 00:46 GMT April 27 there was 28,104 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,174 or 4.36 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 131, or 0.47 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 23 fatalities there pushing COVID-19 deaths to 743, while active cases rose to 7,032 with the addition of 275 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 65 people were sent home.

In the Philippines seven people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus yesterday to bring fatalities there to 501, while 285 new cases saw active infections increase to 6,216, one of which is serious or critical. Seventy people went home.

There were no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.

In Singapore new infections continued to increase at an alarming rate yesterday with 931 fresh cases pushing the caseload to 12,552, with 22 rated serious or critical. Fifty-eight people were discharged and sent home.

In Myanmar two new positive tests saw the active number of COVID-19 infections there to 131.

Active cases fall in Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand

There was no new SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam during the period.

In Malaysia the active caseload continued to fall, finishing yesterday at 1,820, despite the discovery of 38 new infections, as a result of 100 people being discharged. In Malaysia 36 people reportedly remain in a serious or critical condition.

Thailand also saw its active caseload continue to fall yesterday despite the addition of 15 new cases. There are currently 277 active cases in Thailand of which 61 are rated as serious or critical. Yesterday 47 people were sent home.

In Brunei the active caseload dropped to 14, two of which are classified as serious or critical, as a result of two discharges, while there was no changes in Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.

Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 39,482 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 9,967 people, or about 25.24 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.55 per cent, while deaths increased 2.17 per cent.

There has been 1,411 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 12.40 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.57 per cent.

As of today, April 27, some 71.18 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to April 27
Asean COVID-19 update to April 27 Stella-maris Ewudolu

Global COVID-19 cases up to April 27

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 27, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.53 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,993,216 an increase of 73,859. This is the lowest percentage increase since March 4.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.85 per cent DoD to 206,915, an increase of 3,751, the majority, 1,157, in the USA. This is the smallest increase in deaths since march 30, and lowest percentage increase in deaths since February 29.

China reported 11 new infections for the period bringing the official case count there to 82,827, with 801 current active cases and 77,394 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 42,000, or 5.02 per cent, over the day prior to 878,707.

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 222,000 deaths.

COVID-19 global tally to April 27
COVID-19 global tally to April 27 John Le Fevre

Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 27

COVID-19 global deaths to April 27
COVID-19 global deaths to April 27 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to April 27

As of 00:46 GMT April 27 there was 1,908,756 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.02 per cent, or 57,602 people, are classified as serious or critical.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 19.06 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 27, 29.36 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to April 27
COVID-19 global snapshot to April 27 Worldometers


Feature image Jain Weraphong

*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.



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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

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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