COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 1 — Indonesia sets new record for daily deaths

• Regional cases top 150,000 -- 60,000 active | • Philippines tops 10,000 recoveries

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 1 — Indonesia sets new record for daily deaths
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As of 00:50 GMT July 1 there was 60,422 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 715, or 1.20 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 156, or 0.26 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,822** people were discharged.

Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 71, another new daily record for Indonesia, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 2,876, while 1,293 new infections pushed the active caseload to 28,703 on the back of 1,006 people being declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 11 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,266, while 1,076 new cases pushed the active caseload to 26,015, of which 148 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 277 people were declared as recovered.

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

In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 246 new infections and 515** discharges to 5,381**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

In Thailand yesterday two new cases amongst returnees in quarantine and three recoveries saw the active number of cases ease to 57, while two new cases and 20 discharges in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there ease to 164. Four people in Malaysia are reported to be in a serious or critical condition, while Thailand has one such patient.

Myanmar yesterday discharged one person to see the active caseload there ease to 71, while there were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 150,571 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 85,793 people, or about 56.98 per cent of all Asean infections, having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.17 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.92 per cent.

There has been 4,356 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 4.83 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.89 per cent.

As of today, July 1, some 40.13 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 1
Asean COVID-19 update to July 1 Stella-maris Ewudolu


**On May 28, 2020 the Singapore government announced that it was adopting a “time-based discharge criteria” under which SARS-CoV-2 positive patients will be discharged 21-days after the onset of symptoms, without the need for them to pass two negative tests 24-hours apart, as had been the case in the past.

Discharged patients will be required to self isolate for another seven days prior to commencing work, but no additional tests were announced as going to be performed on them prior to their return to employment. The active case numbers for Singapore past May 29 should be regarded as a guide only. 


Global COVID-19 cases up to July 1

In the 24-hours to 00:50 GMT July 1 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.73 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 10,583,878*, an increase of 180,386* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.25 per cent DoD to 513,861*, an increase of 6,346*.

China reported 19 new cases for June 30, plus an additional three after the close-off for reporting, to take the active caseload at the time of writing to 421. There has been a total 83,534 COVID-19 cases in China with 78,479 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil yesterday again returned to the top of the global COVID-19 fatality table recording 1,271 deaths to push the total there to 59,656. Also reporting the second highest number of new infections globally, 37,997, Brazil currently has some 558,789 active COVID-19 cases and has reported 790,040 recoveries.

Leading the world for new infections yesterday was the USA, again, who recorded 46,042 new cases to propel the active caseload to 1,454,397, while 764 deaths, the second highest globally during the period according to the daily report, pushed total COVID-19 fatalities to 130,122. There has been 2,727,853 SARS-CoV-2 infections in the USA.

According to the Worldometers, India yesterday reported the third most number of deaths globally at 506, bringing the total there to 17,410 with some 220,546 active cases. However, in filings after the June 30 close off Mexico reported 648 deaths for July 1, even though July 1 had not began there.

In its late filings Mexico reported 5,432 new cases bringing the active caseload to 63,363. India reported 18,256 new infections for June 30 to drive total infections there to 585,792.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Chile who reported between 3,394 and 6,693 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 145,761*, or 2.58 per cent, over the day prior to 5,794,489.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 13.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 15, with some 619,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,826 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 1
COVID-19 global tally to July 1 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 1

COVID-19 global deaths to July 1
COVID-19 global deaths to July 1 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 1

As of 00:50 GMT July 1 there was 4,275,528 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 29,382, or 0.69 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.35 per cent, or 57,787 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.15 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was 8.0 per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 4.86 per cent.

As of July 1, some 40.40 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.75 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 1
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 1 Worldometers



Update: This story was last updated at 16:15 local time July 1. An earlier version stated that Indonesia had set a new daily record for infections in the previous reporting period. The record was for daily deaths.


Feature image Changi General Hospital (CGH)


*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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