COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 3 — Indonesia sets another daily record for new infections, nears 3,000 dead

• New cases top 200,000 per day | • Global infections to breach 11 million today | • US infections top 55,000 in one day | • Asean cases top 155,000

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 3 — Indonesia sets another daily record for new infections, nears 3,000 dead
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As of 00:46 GMT July 3 there was 61,700 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 266, or 0.43 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 176, or 0.29 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,793** people were discharged.

Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 53,  taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 2,987, while 1,624 new infections, yet another new daily record, pushed the active caseload to 29,740, on the back of 1,072 people being declared as recovered.

In the Philippines four fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,274, while 294 new cases pushed the active caseload to 26,858, of which 170 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 235 people were declared as recovered.

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

In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 188 new infections and 418** discharges to 4,855**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

In Thailand yesterday six new cases amongst returnees in quarantine saw the active number of cases nudged up to 62, while three new cases and 62 discharges in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there ease to 85. Two people in Malaysia and one person in Thailand are reported to be in a serious or critical condition.

Myanmar yesterday recorded one new case and one recovery to see the active caseload remain unchained at 75, while five recoveries in Vietnam saw the active caseload there ease to 15, of which one is reportedly in a serious or critical condition.

There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 155,291 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 89,116 people, or about 57.39 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 2.05 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.29 per cent.

There has been 4,475 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 4.78 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.88 per cent.

As of today, July 3, some 39.73 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 3
Asean COVID-19 update to July 3 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 3

In the 24-hours to 00:46 GMT July 3 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.94 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 10,973,871*, an increase of 208,314* people, the most in a single day to date.

At the current rate the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections globally is set to break through the 11 million barrier today, less than six days after the previous one million.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.00 per cent DoD to 523,231*, an increase of 5,185*.

China reported no additional updates throughout yesterday, its last update being three additional cases filed after the close of reporting for July 1, which were applied as July 2 figures. Active cases dropped to 416, however, on the back of eight recoveries. There has been a total 83,537 COVID-19 cases in China, with 78,487 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil yesterday maintained its position at the top of the global COVID-19 fatality table recording 1,277 to push total deaths there to 61,990. Also reporting the second highest number of new infections globally, 47,984, Brazil currently has some 523,216 active COVID-19 cases and has reported 916,147 recoveries. There has been 1,501,353 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil.

Leading the world for new infections, with an alarming leap over the day prior, was the USA with 56,897 new cases and 679 deaths to see the active caseload jump to 1,514,319, while 131,477 Americans have died. There has been 2,836,850 COVID-19 cases in the USA with 1,191,054 people having recovered.

Mexico was attributed with the second most number of deaths for July 2, at 741, though as previously noted these had been filed on July 1, after the close off for the daily tally.

In late filings after the close for July 2, Mexico reported 679 deaths, equal third globally to the USA and 6,741 new cases to drive active cases to 66,729 and total deaths to 29,189 at the time of writing. There has been 238,511 cases of COVID-19 in Mexico and 142,593 people have reportedly recovered.

India yesterday again reported the third most number of new infections globally at 21,948, pushing active cases to 229,041, while 377 deaths saw the total number of COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 18,225.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Pakistan, Colombia, Bangladesh, Peru, and Saudi Arabia who reported between 3,383 and 8,728 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 204,648*, or 3.45 per cent, over the day prior to 6,134,784.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 13.9 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 15, with some 590,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,382 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 3
COVID-19 global tally to July 3 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 3

COVID-19 global deaths to July 3
COVID-19 global deaths to July 3 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 3

As of 00:46 GMT July 3 there was 4,315,897 active cases of COVID-19 globally, a decrease of 29,314, or 0.67 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.35 per cent, or 58,134 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.86 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 4.77 per cent.

As of July 3, some 39.33 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 55.90 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 3
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 3 Worldometers



Feature image Changi General Hospital (CGH)


*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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