COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 19 — regional deaths top 6,000; global: 600,000

• Deaths in Indonesia top 4,000

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 19 — regional deaths top 6,000; global: 600,000
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As of 00:31 GMT July 19 there was 83,170 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 2,086, or 2.57 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 526, or 0.63 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 2,016** people were discharged or marked as recovered.

The Philippines yesterday reported 113 deaths to see total fatalities soar to 1,773, while 2,357 new cases saw the active caseload jumped to 41,464, of which 522 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 321 people were declared as recovered.

Indonesia yesterday reported 59 deaths to take COVID-19 related fatalities there to 4,016, while 1,752 new infections and 1,434 recoveries saw the number of active cases edge up to 37,598.

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

The active caseload in Singapore yesterday eased down yesterday to 3,795** on the back of 202 new infections and 256** discharges, while nine new cases and five recoveries in Malaysia saw the active caseload there edge up to 96, one of who is said to be serious or critical.

Seven new cases in Thailand among returnees yesterday saw the number of active infections there edge up to 92, one of which is reportedly serious or critical, while one new infection and two recoveries in Myanmar saw the caseload ease to 61.

There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, 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 210,904 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 121,729 people, or about 58.27 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 1.68 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.95 per cent.

There has been 6,005 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 4.70 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.87 per cent.

As of today, July 19, some 39.81 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 19
John Le Fevre


**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 19

In the 24-hours to 00:31 GMT July 19 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.58 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 14,414,055*, an increase of 223,669* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.82 per cent DoD to 604,150*, an increase of 5,468*.

According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported 22 new cases, however, this had been filed after the close-off for July 17 and represent that day’s figures.

In late filings after the close for July 18 China added 16 new case, including 13 community transmissions, to see 251 active infections, with 78,775 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,660 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.

The USA yesterday recorded the most number of deaths globally with 805 to push the total there to 142,869, while 62,986 new infections saw active cases rise to 1,914,976. There has been 3,832,998 COVID-19 cases in the USA.

In Brazil 803 COVID-19 deaths yesterday took total deaths there to 78,735, while 26,427 new infections saw the the caseload jump to 629,614.

There has been 2,075,124 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,366,775 people having reportedly recovered.

The Worldometers tally attributes Mexico with the third most number of COVID-19 deaths globally yesterday, however the 736 new deaths and 7,257 new cases noted were filed after the close-off for July 17 and represent that day’s figures.

In late filings after the close for July 18 Mexico added 578 deaths and 7,615 new cases to push active infections to 87,019 and deaths to 38,888. There has been 338,913 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 213,006 reported recoveries.

India reported the second most number of COVID-19 infections during the period with 37,407 and 543 deaths to see active cases swell to 373,406 and deaths to 26,828. There has been 1,077,864 COVID-19 cases in India with 677,630 reported recoveries.

The third most number of infections globally during the period were reported in South Africa where 13,285 new cases saw active infections there climb to 163,701, while 144 deaths saw the COVID-19 fatality tally climb to 4,948. There has been 350,879 COVID-19 cases in South Africa of which 182,230 people have reportedly recovered.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Colombia, Russia, Guatemala, Peru, and Argentina, who reported between 3,223 and 8,560 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 165,352*, or 1.96 per cent, over the day prior to 8,606,545.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 17.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 671,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 35,563 people.

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


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

COVID-19 global deaths to July 19
COVID-19 global deaths to July 19 Webmaster 2


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 19

As of 00:31 GMT July 19 there was 5,203,360 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 66,660 or 0.63 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.15 per cent, or 59,910 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.56 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 4.19 per cent.

As of July 19, some 36.10 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 59.71 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

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



Feature image Malaysia MFA



*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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