As of 01:34 GMT April 7 there was 10,726 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 546, or 5.36 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 155, or 1.52 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 314 were discharged and sent home after successful treatment, a 38.94 per cent increase over the previous day.
In the past 24 hours Indonesia and the Philippines both reported 11 COVID-19 deaths bringing total deaths there to 209 and 163 respectively. In Indonesia the caseload increased to 2,090 with the addition of 218 new cases, with three people sent home after recovering. The Philippines saw its number of active COVID-19 cases jump to 3,660 with the addition of 414 new cases, with nine people discharged.
Three deaths in Thailand over the past 24 hours and 51 new cases saw the number of deaths there rise to 26, with 1,401 active cases, 23 of which are classified as serious or critical.
In Malaysia 131 new cases and one death saw the number of active cases there drop to 2,490, 102 of who are classified as serious or critical, while deaths rose to 62. Yesterday saw 236 people sent home after recovering.
In Singapore yesterday 66 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,025, of which 25 are regarded as serious or critical, while 24 people were sent home from hospital.
Vietnam reported four new cases and five discharges to see its active caseload drop to 150, eight of whom are said to be serious or critical, while Laos PDR and Myanmar reported one fresh infection each to see active cases there increase to 12 in the former and 21 in the latter.
Brunei and Cambodia reported no new COVID-19 infections in the period, with nine patients in the former and three in the latter being discharged.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 14,067 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 2,873 people, or about 20.42 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 468 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 14.00 per cent. As of today, April 7, some 76.25 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 7
In the 24-hours to 01:34 GMT April 7 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 5.79 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,346,566 an increase of 73,665.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 7.59 per cent DoD to 74,697, an increase of 5,270, the majority (1,255) in the USA. China reported 39 new infections and two deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,331 deaths in China and 81,708 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 16,364, or 6.24 per cent, over the day prior to 278,695.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 1.8 million infections and 115,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12, and more than five million infections by the end of April, with some 432,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 countries with the most deaths up to April 7
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 7
As of 01:34 GMT April 7 there was 993,174 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 4.76 per cent, or 47,256 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.14 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image University of Economics, HCM City
*Daily figures subject to 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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