COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 16 — record deaths in Indonesia, regional recoveries top 115,000

• USA deaths top 140,000 | • USA tops 70,000 new infections in 24-hours | • Brazil deaths top 75,000 | • UK deaths top 45,000

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 16 — record deaths in Indonesia, regional recoveries top 115,000
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As of 00:41 GMT July 16 there was 77,663 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 804, or 1.04 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 341, or 0.44 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 2,191** people were discharged or marked as recovered.

Indonesia yesterday reported its highest number of deaths in a 24-hour period with 87 to take COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,797, while 1,522 new infections pushed the active caseload to 37,247 on the back of 1,414 people being declared as recovered.

The Philippines yesterday recorded 11 new deaths and 1,392 new cases to see total deaths climb to 1,614, while the active caseload creeped up to 36,260, of which 333 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 517 people were declared as recovered.

There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.

The active caseload in Singapore yesterday eased to 3,863** on the back of 249 new infections and 251** discharges, while five new cases and two recoveries in Malaysia saw the active caseload there nudge up to 86, five of who are said to be serious or critical.

Vietnam yesterday reported eight new cases and one recovery to see the active caseload there nudged up to 28, one of which is classed as serious or critical, while five new cases in Thailand among returnees and one recovery yesterday saw the number of active infections there edge up to 82

In Myanmar five recoveries saw the active caseload there ease to 65. There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR during the period.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 198,831 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 115,541 people, or about 58.11 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 1.93 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.77 per cent.

There has been 5,627 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 4.64 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.83 per cent.

As of today, July 16, some 39.06 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 16
Asean COVID-19 update to July 16 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 16

In the 24-hours to 00:41 GMT July 16 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.73 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 13,681,783*, an increase of 232,342* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.98 per cent DoD to 586,132*, an increase of 5,693*.

According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported six new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 14 and represent that day’s figures.

In late filings after the close for July 15 China added one new case to see 259 active infections, with 78,719 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,612 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.

Brazil remained the global centre of COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 1,261 fatalities taking total deaths to 75,523, while 39,705 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 639,822.

There has been 1,970,909 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,255,564 people having reportedly recovered.

The USA recorded the second most number of deaths globally yesterday with 958 deaths to push the total to 140,101, while 70,914 new infections saw active cases at 1,831,850. There has been 3,615,991 COVID-19 cases in the USA.

Mexico was attributed with the third most number of deaths globally for July 14 with 836, however in filings after the close of submissions for July 14 and ahead of the international dateline Mexico reported 579 deaths to take fatalities there to 36,906. Active cases swelled to 81,600 on the back of 6,149 new infections, while the total number of reported cases reached 317,635. There has been 199,129 reported recoveries in Mexico.

India therefore yesterday recorded the third most most number of deaths globally with 614 to take total deaths to 24,929, while the active caseload swelled to 331,505 on the back of 32,682 new cases, the third most globally during the period. There has been 970,169 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India with 613,735 reported recoveries.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, and Bangladesh, who reported between 3,533 and 12,757 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 188,919*, or 2.41 per cent, over the day prior to 8,028,595.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 18 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 679,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 34,879 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 16
COVID-19 global tally to July 16 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 16

COVID-19 global deaths to July 16
COVID-19 global deaths to July 16 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 16

As of 00:41 GMT July 16 there was 5,067,056 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 63,362 or 0.81 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.18 per cent, or 59,629 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.80 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 16, some 37.04  per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 58.68 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 16
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 16 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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