As of 00:44 GMT July 14 there was 75,657 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 3,384, or -4.28 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 341, or 0.43 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 5,905** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
The Philippines again recorded the most number of deaths in the region with 65, driving total fatalities to 1,599, while 747 new cases saw the active caseload ease to 35,036, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 4,325 people were declared as recovered.
Indonesia reported 50 deaths taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,656, while 1,282 new infections pushed the active caseload to 36,689 on the back of 1,051 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 edged up yesterday on the back of 322 new cases and 256** discharges to 3,716**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Malaysia yesterday reported seven new cases and one recovery to see the active caseload edge up to 83, with four patients said to be serious or critical.
In Myanmar five new cases saw active cases jump to 69, while three new cases in Thailand among returnees and two recoveries saw the number of active infections edge up to 72, one of which is classed as serious or critical.
Cambodia yesterday reported no new COVID-19 cases, however, in a mid-morning announcement its Ministry of Health announced nine Khmer returnees from Saudi Arabia on a July 10 flight had tested positive, after results took three days to receive. Fifteen passengers from the same flight had tested positive on July 12, while an additional 70 passengers are now in user-pays quarantine.
The new cases take the active caseload at the time of writing to 32, of which one is rated as serious or critical, with 133 people having recovered. There has been 165 cases of COVID-19 in Cambodia.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Lao PDR, or Vietnam during the period.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 193,239 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 112,112 people, or about 58.02 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 5.56 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.15 per cent.
There has been 5,470 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 4.65 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.83 per cent.
As of today, July 14, some 39.15 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 14
In the 24-hours to 00:44 GMT July 14 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.50 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 13,229,577*, an increase of 195,760* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.68 per cent DoD to 574,981*, an increase of 3,905*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported eight new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 12 and represent that day’s figures.
In late filings after the close for July 13 China added three new cases to see 297 active infections, with 78,674 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,605 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 770 fatalities taking total deaths to 72,921, while 21,783 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 601,526.
There has been 1,887,959 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,213,512 people having reportedly recovered.
India again recorded the second most number of COVID-9 deaths globally with 540, taking the total to 23,727, while 28,179 new cases, the second most globally, took the active caseload to 311,806. There has been 907,645 COVID-19 cases in India with 572,112 reported recoveries.
While the USA is attributed with the third most number of deaths globally in the Worldometers tally, in late filing after the close for July 13 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico reported 485 deaths to push the total to 35,491, while 4,685 new infections saw active cases at 79,881. The has been 304,435 COVID-19 cases in Mexico.
The USA yesterday again reported the most number of COVID-19 infections globally with 65,488, while 465 deaths saw the total rise to 138,247. There are some 1,791,649 active infections in the USA with 1,549,469 people reported as recovering, out of a total 3,479,365 confirmed infections.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and Bangladesh, who reported between 3,099 and 11,554 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 115,928*, or 1.53 per cent, over the day prior to 7,691,451.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 17.2 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 649,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 34,773 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 14
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 14
As of 00:44 GMT July 14 there was 4,963,145 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 81,855 or 1.67 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.19 per cent, or 58,871 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.96 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 4.35 per cent.
As of July 14, some 37.52 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.14 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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