As of 00:38 GMT July 11 there was 77,695 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,435, or 1.88 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 339, or 0.44 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,449** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 52 taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,469, while 1,611 new infections pushed the active caseload to 35,349, on the back of 878 people being declared as recovered.
The Philippines yesterday recorded its highest number of deaths since April 12 with 46, driving total deaths to 1,360, while 1,160 new cases pushed the active caseload to 38,324, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 417 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 edged up yesterday on the back of 191 new cases and 135** discharges to 3,808**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
In Malaysia 13 new cases and 12 recoveries saw the COVID-19 caseload there edge up to 64, with two people said to be in a serious or critical condition, while seven new cases in Myanmar and two recoveries saw the active caseload jump to 64.
Two recoveries in Thailand saw the active caseload there drop to 57, one of which is said to be serious or critical, While three recoveries in Vietnam saw the active caseload ease to 19, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 183,769 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 101,031 people, or about 54,98 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 1.46 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.98 per cent.
There has been 5,043 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 5.25 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.74 per cent.
As of today, July 11, some 42.28 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
**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 11
In the 24-hours to 00:41 GMT July 11 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.90 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 12,614,322*, an increase of 234,661* people, a new DoD record for the number of new infections.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.96 per cent DoD to 561,987*, an increase of 5,364*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported four new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 9 and represent July 9 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 10 China added two new cases to see 330 active infections with 78,623 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,587 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 1,270 fatalities taking total deaths to 70,524, while 45,235 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 548,218.
There has been 1,804,338 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,185,596 people having reportedly recovered.
The USA yesterday again reported the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 830, taking total deaths there to 136,652, while 71,373 new cases saw active infections swell to 1,699,991
There has been 3,291,372 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,454,729 people having reportedly recovered.
Mexico is attributed with the third most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 730, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 9 and represent July 9 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 10 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico added 665 deaths and 6,891 new cases to see 77,886 active cases and 34,191 deaths. There has been 289,174 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 177,097 reported recoveries.
India continued to record the third most number of new infections globally for July 10 with 27,761, pushing the active caseload to 284,253, while 521 deaths saw COVID-19 fatalities rise to 22,144. There has been 822,603 cases of COVID-19 in India with 516,206 reported recoveries.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Chile who reported between 3,058 and 12,348 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 137,494*, or 1.91 per cent, over the day prior to 7,319,888.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 15.5 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 21, with some 624,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 33,526 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 11
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 11
As of 00:38 GMT July 11 there was 4,732,447 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 92,646 or 2.00 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.24 per cent, or 58,803 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.13 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 4.50 per cent.
As of July 11, some 37.52 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.03 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image VnExpress/ Quynh Tran
*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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