As of 01:00 GMT April 29 there was 29,899 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 839 or 2.89 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 159, or 0.53 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 297 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
The Philippines yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 19 fatalities there pushing COVID-19 deaths to 530. Active cases rose to 6,453 with the addition of 181 new infections, with 31 patients classified as serious or critical. Following successful treatment and negative tests 43 people were sent home.
In Indonesia eight people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus yesterday to bring fatalities there to 773, while 415 new cases saw active infections increase to 7,484. Following treatment 103 people were discharged.
In Thailand two deaths saw the the number of fatalities there rise to 54, while the combination of seven fresh cases and 43 discharged patients saw the active caseload continue to fall, down to 232, with 61 patients classified as serious or critical.
On death in Malaysia took the fatality total there to 100, while the combination of 31 fresh cases and 75 discharged patients saw the active caseload continue to fall, down to to 1,719, with 36 patients classified as serious or critical.
In Singapore 528 new cases saw active infections climb to 13,809, of which 20 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 33 people went home.
In Myanmar the active caseload rose to 129 on the back of four new cases, while there was no changes in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 41,908 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 10,532 people, or about 25.13 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.90 per cent, while deaths increased 2.07 per cent.
There has been 1,477 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 12.30 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.52 per cent.
As of today, April 29, some 71.34 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 29
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 29, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.50 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 3,136,508 an increase of 76,562.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 3.01 per cent DoD to 217,813, an increase of 6,365, the majority, 2,470, in the USA.
China reported six new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,836, with 648 current active cases and 77,555 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 31,996, or 3.47 per cent, over the day prior to 953,309.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 4.7 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of May, with some 360,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 29
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 29
As of 01:00 GMT April 29 there was 1,965,386 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 2.92 per cent, or 56,965 people, classified as in serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 18.60 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.94 per cent.
As of April 29, 62.66 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active.
Feature image Jain Weraphong
*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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