COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 13 — 13 mln barrier breached, Philippines overwhelmed; record deaths reported

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COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 13 — 13 mln barrier breached, Philippines overwhelmed; record deaths reported
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As of 00:51 GMT July 13 there was 79,041 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 504, or 0.64 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 340, or 0.43 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 2,922** people were discharged or marked as recovered.

In late fillings after the close-off July 12 the Philippines recorded the most number of deaths in the region with 162, driving total fatalities to 1,534, while 2,037 new cases saw the active caseload ease to 38,679, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 2,009 people were declared as recovered.

The large number of infections and deaths is being attributed by Philippine authorities to a backlog in reporting, with 90 of the deaths reported today dating back to last month.

Indonesia reported 71 deaths taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,606, while 1,681 new infections pushed the active caseload to 35,368 on the back of 919 people being declared as recovered.

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 178 new cases and 259** discharges to 3,650**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

Malaysia yesterday reported 14 new cases and four recoveries to see the active caseload edge up to 77, with three patients said to be serious or critical.

In Thailand one new case in a Thai returnees from Japan saw the number of active infections edge up to 71, one of which is classed as serious or critical.

Cambodia yesterday reported 15 new COVID19 cases in returnees from Saudi Arabia to push the total number of active cases to 23, one of which is classified as serious or critical. However, these were reported after the close-off for July 11 and represent that day’s figures. There has been 156 cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia.

Two new infections in Vietnam yesterday saw the active caseload there rise to 22, 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 190,873 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 106,207 people, or about 55.64 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 2.83 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 4.55 per cent, a skewed figure due to the inclusion by the Philippines of historical data.

There has been 5,355 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 4.80 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.81 per cent.

As of today, July 13, some 41.41 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 13
Asean COVID-19 update to July 13 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 13

In the 24-hours to 00:51 GMT July 13 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.51 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 13,027,889*, an increase of 194,384* people. It has been four days since the 12 million milestone was breached.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.70 per cent DoD to 571,076*, an increase of 3,952*.

According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported seven new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 11 and represent that day’s figures..

In late filings after the close for July 12 China added eight new cases to see 320 active infections, with 78,648 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,602 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.

Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 659 fatalities taking total deaths to 72,151, while 25,364 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 580,513.

There has been 1,866,176 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,213,512 people having reportedly recovered.

Mexico is attributed with the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 539, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 11 and represent that day’s figures.

In late filings after the close for July 12 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico added 276 deaths and 4,482 new cases to see 79,980 active cases and 35,006 total deaths. There has been 299,750 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 184,764 reported recoveries.

The second most number of deaths globally for July 12 was therefore in India with 500, taking total deaths to 23,187, while 29,108 new cases, the second most globally, took the active caseload to 301,850. There has been 879,466 cases of COVID-19 in India with 554,429 reported recoveries.

The USA yesterday reported the third most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 380, taking total deaths there to 137,782, while 58,349 new cases saw active infections swell to 1,759,129

There has been 3,413,995 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,517,084 people having reportedly recovered.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Peru, and Chile, who reported between 3,012 and 12,058 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 97,840*, or 1.31 per cent, over the day prior to 7,575,523.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 17.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 6420,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 34,445 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 13
COVID-19 global tally to July 13 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 13

COVID-19 global deaths to July 13
COVID-19 global deaths to July 13 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 13

As of 00:51 GMT July 13 there was 4,881,290 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 86,981 or 1.81 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.21 per cent, or 58,925 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.00 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 4.38 per cent.

As of July 13, some 37.47  per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.15 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 13
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 13 Worldometers



Feature image VP Leni Robredo



*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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