As of 00:43 GMT July 15 there was 76,859 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,202, or 1.58 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 342, or 0.44 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 1,238** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia yesterday reported the most number of deaths in the region with 54 to take COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,710, while 1,591 new infections pushed the active caseload to 37,226 on the back of 947 people being declared as recovered.
The Philippines yesterday recorded six new deaths and 634 new cases to see total deaths climb to 1,603, while the active caseload climbed to 35,483, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 88 people were declared as recovered.
Singapore yesterday recorded its 27th COVID-19 fatality with one death, while 347 new infections and 196** discharges saw the active caseload jump to 3,866**.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
Seven new cases in Thailand among returnees and one recovery yesterday saw the number of active infections there edge up to 78, one of which is classed as serious or critical, while four new cases and four recoveries in Malaysia saw the caseload there remain static at 83, with six patients said to be serious or critical.
In Myanmar one new case saw active infections there edge up to 70, while one new infection in Vietnam and two recoveries saw the active caseload there ease to 21.
Cambodia yesterday reported nine new COVID-19 cases, however, these had been announced locally early yesterday morning (July 14) and relate to Khmer returnees from Saudi Arabia on a July 10 flight. There are currently 32 active COVID-19 cases in Cambodia, one of which is rated as serious or critical, with 133 out of a total 165 cases having recovered.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, or Lao PDR during the period.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 195,738 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 113,350 people, or about 57.91 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 1.10 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.08 per cent.
There has been 5,529 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 2.82 per cent.
As of today, July 15, some 39.27 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 15
In the 24-hours to 00:43 GMT July 15 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.63 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 13,446,431*, an increase of 215,848* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.92 per cent DoD to 580,248*, an increase of 5,312*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported three new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 13 and represent that day’s figures.
In late filings after the close for July 14 China added six new cases to see 284 active infections, with 78,693 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,611 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 1,341 fatalities taking total deaths to 74,262, while 43,245 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 643,430.
There has been 1,931,204 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,213,512 people having reportedly recovered.
The USA recorded the second most number of deaths globally yesterday with 929 deaths to push the total to 139,137, while 65,559 new infections saw active cases at 1,806,766. There has been 3,545,042 COVID-19 cases in the USA.
India was attributed with the third most number of deaths globally for July 14 with 588, however in filings after the close of submissions for July 14 and ahead of the international dateline Mexico reported 836 deaths to take fatalities there to 36,327. Active cases swelled to 81,183 on the back of 7,051 new infections, while the total number of reported cases reached 311,486. There has been 193,976 reported recoveries in Mexico.
India yesterday saw its active caseload swell to 320,092 on the back of 29,842, new cases, the third most globally during the period, while total deaths reached 24,315. There has been 937,487 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India with 593,080 reported recoveries.
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 3,163 and 10,496 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 148,225*, or 1.93 per cent, over the day prior to 7,839,676.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 17.7 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 677,000 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 15
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 15
As of 00:43 GMT July 15 there was 5,026,507 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 63,362 or 1.27 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.19 per cent, or 59,577 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.89 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 4.32 per cent.
As of July 15, some 37.38 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.30 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image VP Leni Robredo
*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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