COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 25 — new high for daily infections, 16 mln infection barrier to break today

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COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 25 — new high for daily infections, 16 mln infection barrier to break today
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As of 00:32 GMT July 25 there was 91,485 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,967 , or 2.17 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 358, or 0.39 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 2,068** people were discharged or marked as recovered.

Indonesia yesterday recorded the most number of coronavirus-related deaths in the region with 89 to take total fatalities there to 4,665, while 1,761 new cases and 1,781 recoveries saw the caseload ease to 36,808.

The Philippines yesterday reported 15 deaths to see total fatalities there edge up to 1,879 (after yesterday’s figure was amended downwards during the day), while 2,103 new cases saw active infections jump to 50,063, of which 351 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 119 people were declared as recovered.

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

Active cases in Singapore jumped to 4,176** yesterday on the back of 277 new infections and 157** discharges, while 21 new cases detected in Malaysia and three recoveries saw active infections there jump to 161, five of who remains in a serious or critical condition.

Ten fresh cases in Thailand and two recoveries saw the caseload jump to 114, one of which is regarded as serious or critical, while three new cases in Myanmar and six recoveries saw the caseload there ease to 54, while four new cases in quarantine in Cambodia took the caseload there to 60.

One new case in Vietnam saw active infections there creep up to 48, while one new case in Lao PDR in a South Korean hydro project staff member in quarantine saw its 102-day COVID-19 free status come to an end.

There were no reports of changes in Brunei during the period, the only Asean member nation to remain COVID-19 free.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 234,499 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 136,253 people, or about 58.10 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 1.54 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.46 per cent.

There has been 6,761 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 4.73 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.88 per cent.

As of today, July 25, some 39.01 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 25
Asean COVID-19 update to July 25 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 25

In the 24-hours to 00:32 GMT July 25 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.84 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 15,930,671*, an increase of 288,254* people, a new DoD high, surpassing the amended July 22 figures of 280,355, two days prior.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.97 per cent DoD to 641,868*, an increase of 6,182*.

According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported 21 new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 23 and represent that day’s figures.

In late filings after the close for July 24 China added 34 new case to see 261 active infections, with 78,889 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,784 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.

Brazil again remained at the top of the global COVID-19 table yesterday with 1,178 deaths pushing total fatalities there to 85,385, while 58,249 new infections, the second most globally during the period, saw the caseload jump to 670,534.

There has been 2,348,200 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil, with 1,592,281 people having reportedly recovered.

The USA yesterday recorded the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 1,129, pushing total fatalities there to 148,478, while 77,885 new cases, the most globally during the period, saw the caseload jump to 2,072,110.

There has been 4,248,203 COVID-19 cases in America with some 2,027,615 reported recoveries.

India again recorded the third most number of deaths globally with 761, to take total deaths there to 31,406, while 48,892 new cases, the third highest globally during the period, saw the caseload jump to 455,509. There has been 1,337,022 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India with 850,107 reported recoveries.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, and Peru, who reported between 4,865 and 13,944 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 185,977*, or 1.95 per cent, over the day prior to 9,715,983.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 18 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 686,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 38,988 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 25
COVID-19 global tally to July 25 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 25

COVID-19 global deaths to July 25
COVID-19 global deaths to July 25 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 25

As of 00:32 GMT July 25 there was 5,572,820 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 97,374 or 1.77 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.19 per cent, or 66,185 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.26 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 4.07 per cent.

As of July 25, some 34.98 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 60.99 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 25
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 25 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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