As of 00:59 GMT April 28 there was 29,060 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 956 or 3.40 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 160, or 0.55 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 268 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 22 fatalities there pushing COVID-19 deaths to 765, while active cases rose to 7,180 with the addition of 214 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 44 people were sent home.
In the Philippines 10 people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus yesterday to bring fatalities there to 511, while 198 new cases saw active infections increase to 6,334, 31 of which are serious or critical. Seventy people went home.
In Singapore two deaths yesterday saw the number of people killed there leap to 14, while 799 new cases saw active infections climb to 13,314, 20 of which are regarded as serious or critical. Thirty-five people went home after recovering.
Malaysia and Thailand both reported one death each yesterday with the active cases in both continuing to fall due to recovered patients returning home.
In Malaysia 40 fresh cases and 95 discharges saw active cases there fall to 1,764, while nine new cases in Thailand and 15 discharges saw active caseload drop to 270. In Malaysia 37 people are classified as serious or critical, while 61 are in Thailand.
There were no other new COVID-19 cases or deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
Cambodia heads towards zero infections
In Myanmar the active caseload fell to 125 on the back of six discharges, while one discharge in Brunei saw active cases there reduce to 13, two of which are considered serious or critical.
Continuing to lead the region towards zero SARS-CoV-2 infections, Cambodia yesterday reported no new COVID-19 cases for the 16th consecutive day, with two discharges seeing the active caseload drop to three, of which one is considered serious or critical. There was no changes in Lao PDR, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 40,742 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 10,235 people, or about 25.12 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.69 per cent, while deaths increased 2.55 per cent.
There has been 1,447 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 12.39 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.55 per cent.
As of today, April 28, some 71.33 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 28
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 28, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.32 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 3,062,775 an increase of 69,513. This is the lowest percentage increase since February 28.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 2.19 per cent DoD to 211,446, an increase of 4,531, the majority, 1,383, in the USA.
China reported three new infections and one death for the period bringing the official case count there to 82,830, with 723 current active cases and 77,474 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 42,606, or 4.85 per cent, over the day prior to 921,313.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 4.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of May, with some 312,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 28
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 28
As of 00:59 GMT April 28 there was 1,930,016 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 2.92 per cent, or 56,297 people, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 18.67 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.90 per cent.
As of April 28, 30.08 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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