As of 00:45 GMT July 6 there was 67,014 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 2,343, or 3.62 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 173, or 0.26 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,709** people were discharged/ marked as recovered.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 82, a new high for deaths there in a 24-hour period, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,171, while 1,607 new infections pushed the active caseload to 31,437, on the back of 886 people being declared as recovered.
In the Philippines seven fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,297, while 2,424 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, but which included 1,287 ‘backlogged’ results, pushed the active caseload to 31,015, of which 166 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 489 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 136 new infections and 324** discharges to 4,333**, with two patients said to be serious or critical.
Five new cases and four recoveries in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there nudge up to 77, with two people said to be in a serious or critical condition, while five new infections amongst returnees in quarantine and five recoveries in Thailand yesterday saw the number of active cases there remain static at to 61, with one person said to be serious or critical.
In Myanmar yesterday the active number of cases eased to 66 on the back of one recovery.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 165,625 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 93,893 people, or about 56.69 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 1.85 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.94 per cent.
There has been 4,682 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 4.75 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.83 per cent.
As of today, July 6 some 40.46 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 6
In the 24-hours to 00:45 GMT July 6 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.53 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 11,549,348*, an increase of 174,305* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.67 per cent DoD to 536,436*, an increase of 3,563*.
China reported reported no new cases yesterday, the eight attributed to it in the tally table having been filed after the close-of filing on July 4. However, in late filings after the close for July 5 China added four new cases.
There are currently 405 active cases in China at the time of writing with 78,518 people having recovered. Officially there has been 83,557 cases of COVID-19 recorded in China and 4,634 deaths.
The most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the world was again reported in Brazil where 535 fatalities saw total deaths increase to 64,900, while 26,209 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 561,070. There has been 1,604,585 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 978,615 people having reportedly recovered.
Mexico was attributed with the second most number of deaths globally for July 5 with 523, but these had been filed ahead of the international dateline for July 5, and are in fact July 4 figures. However, in late filings after the close for July 5 Mexico added 4,683 new cases and 273 deaths.
There has been 30,339 COVID-19 related deaths in Mexico, while there are 70,605 active cases. There has been 256,848 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 155,604 people reportedly having recovered.
India therefore recorded the second most number of deaths in the reporting period with 421, driving total deaths there to 19,700. India also continued to record the third most number of new infections globally yesterday with 23,932. There are currently some 253,245 active cases in India with some 424,891 reported recoveries.
The most number of new COVID-19 infections globally yesterday was again recorded in the USA where 43,393 new cases saw the active caseload swell to 1,563,667, with 247 deaths during the period pushing total COVID-19 fatalities to 132,565.
There has been 2,981,791 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,285,559 people having reportedly recovered.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan, who reported between 3,191 and 8,773 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 93,168*, or 1.45 per cent, over the day prior to 6,527,099.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 14 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 21, with some 590,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,674 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 6
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 6
As of 00:45 GMT July 6 there was 4,485,813 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 80,616, or 1.81 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.30 per cent, or 58,509 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.59 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 4.65 per cent.
As of July 6, some 38.84 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 56.51 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image VnExpress/ Quynh Tran
*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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