As of 00:35 GMT July 12 there was 78,537 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 842, or 1.08 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 340, or 0.43 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 2,254** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 66, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,535, while 1,671 new infections pushed the active caseload to 35,764 on the back of 1,190 people being declared as recovered.
The Philippines yesterday recorded 12 deaths, driving total fatalities to 1,372, while 1,308 new cases pushed the active caseload to 38,813, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 807 people were declared as recovered.
Malaysia yesterday reported its first COVID-19 death in almost a month to take total fatalities there to 122, while eight new cases and four recoveries saw the active caseload edge up to 67, with three patients said to be serious or critical.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases eased yesterday on the back of 170 new cases and 246** discharges to 3,731**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
In Thailand 14 new cases among Thai returnees from Sudan, the United States and Bahrain, and one recovery saw the number of active infections jump to 70, one of which is classed as serious or critical.
Cambodia yesterday reported two discharges to see its active caseload ease to eight. However on Sunday morning Ministry of Health announced 15 new COVID19 cases in returnees from Saudi Arabia to push the total number of active cases at the time of writing to 23, one of which is classified as serious or critical. There has been 156 cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia.
One new infection in Vietnam yesterday saw the active caseload there rise to 20, one of who is said to be serious or critical.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, or Lao PDR during the period, who both remain free of COVID-19 cases.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 186,944 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 103,285 people, or about 55.25 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 2.23 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.57 per cent.
There has been 5,122 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 4.72 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.74 per cent.
As of today, July 12, some 42.01 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 12
In the 24-hours to 00:35 GMT July 12 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.90 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 12,839,566*, an increase of 220,847* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.99 per cent DoD to 567,574*, an increase of 5,587*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported two new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 10 and represent July 10 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 10 China added seven new cases to see 326 active infections with 78,634 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,594 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 968 fatalities taking total deaths to 71,492, while 36,474 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 555,808.
There has been 1,840,812 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,213,512 people having reportedly recovered.
The USA yesterday again reported the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 732, taking total deaths there to 137,403, while 61,719 new cases saw active infections swell to 1,727,797
There has been 3,355,646 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,490,446 people having reportedly recovered.
Mexico is attributed with the third most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 665, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 10 and represent July 10 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 11 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico added 539 deaths and 6,094 new cases to see 79,686 active cases and 34,730 total deaths. There has been 295,268 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 180,852 reported recoveries.
The third most number of deaths globally were therefore in India with 543, taking total deaths to 22,687, while 27,755 new cases, the third most globally, saw the active caseload to 291,440. There has been 850,358 cases of COVID-19 in India with 536,231 reported recoveries.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Saudi Arabia, who reported between 2,994 and 13,497 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 157,795*, or 2.16 per cent, over the day prior to 7,477,683.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 18 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 690,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 34,580 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 12
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 12
As of 00:35 GMT July 12 there was 4,794,309 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 61,862 or 1.31 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.24 per cent, or 58,831 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.05 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 4.42 per cent.
As of July 12, some 37.34 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.24 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image VP Leni Robredo
*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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