COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 9 — regional deaths top 500 as global infections punch through 1.5mln

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 9 — regional deaths top 500 as global infections punch through 1.5mln
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As of 01:34 GMT April 9 there was 11,571 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 466, or 4.20 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 179, or 1.55 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 239 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.

In the past 24 hours Indonesia reported the regions most number of deaths, 19, bringing fatalities there to 240, while active COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,494, with the addition of 218 new cases. Eighteen people were discharged.

In the Philippines five deaths brought the total number of fatalities there to 182, with 106 new cases seeing active infections their rise to 3,592, with one person classified asĀ  serious or critical, despite 12 discharges.

Three deaths in Thailand over the past 24 hours and 111 news cases sw the active caseload there rise to 1,451 and deaths to 30, with 61 people classified as in serious or critical condition.

In Malaysia 156 new cases and two deaths saw the number of active cases there fall to 2,567, and deaths rise to 65, with 76 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition. One hundred and sixty-six people were discharged following recovery.

Myanmar reported two deaths, but no new cases, to see the number of active cases there fall to 19, with deaths increasing to three.

In Singapore yesterday 142 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,211, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical, while 29 people were sent home following treatment.

Two fresh cases in Cambodia and five discharges saw its active COVID-19 caseload drop to 54, one of which is said to be serious or critical, while Laos PDR saw its number of active infections rise to 15, with one fresh case detected.

Vietnam and Brunei reported no new COVID-19 infections in the period, with three patients in the former and six in the latter being discharged, resulting in active cases there falling to 125 and 43 respectively.

Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 15,477 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 3,379 people, or about 21.83 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.

There has been 527 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.49 per cent. As of today, April 9, some 74.76 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to April 9
Asean COVID-19 update to April 9 Stella-maris Ewudolu

Global COVID-19 cases up to April 9

In the 24-hours to 01:34 GMT April 9 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 5.86 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,517,614 an increase of 83,976.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 7.80 per cent DoD to 88,446, an increase of 6,403, the majority (1,931) in the USA. China reported no new infections or deaths for the period, up to the time data was collected. Officially, there has been 3,333 deaths in China and 81,802 cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 28,233, or 9.35 per cent, over the day prior to 330,203.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 1.9 million infections and 119,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12, and more than five million infections by the end of April, with some 460,000 deaths.

COVID 19 global tally to April 9
COVID 19 global tally to April 9 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 9

COVID-19 global deaths to April 9
COVID-19 global deaths to April 9 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to April 9

As of 01:34 GMT April 9 there was 1,098,965 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 4.38 per cent, or 48,092 cases are classified as serious or critical.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.12 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.

COVID-19 global snapshot to April 9
COVID-19 global snapshot to April 9 Worldometers


Feature image University of Economics, HCM City


*Daily figures subject to 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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