COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 7 — Indonesia nudges 65,000 cases, USA tops 3 mln COVID-19 infections

• Brazil tops 65,000 dead • India tops 20,000 deaths | • USA tops 50,000 new cases in 1 day again | • Active Asean cases nudge 70,000

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 7 — Indonesia nudges 65,000 cases, USA tops 3 mln COVID-19 infections
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As of 00:43 GMT July 7 there was 69,122 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 2,108, or 3.14 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 173, or 0.25 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,350** people were discharged/ marked as recovered.

Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 70, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,241, while 1,209 new infections pushed the active caseload to 31,798, on the back of 814 people being declared as recovered.

In the Philippines six fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,303, while 2,079 new cases, which included 841 ‘backlogged’ results,  pushed the active caseload to 32,845, of which 166 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 243 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 183 new cases, including 23 community infections, and 276** discharges to 4,240**, with two patients said to be serious or critical.

Five new cases and 11 recoveries in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there dip to 71, with two people said to be in a serious or critical condition.

Five new cases detected amongst returnees in quarantine and one recovery in Thailand yesterday saw the number of active cases there edge up to 65, with one person said to be serious or critical.

In Myanmar yesterday the active number of cases eased to 65 on the back of four recoveries and three new cases, while the active caseload in Vietnam jumped to 28, one of which is said to be serious or critical, on the back of 14 new cases found among Vietnamese citizens held in quarantine upon their arrival from overseas.

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

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 169,123 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 95,243 people, or about 56.32 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 1.44 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.62 per cent.

There has been 4,758 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 4.76 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.81 per cent.

As of today, July 7 some 40.87 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to July 7
Asean COVID-19 update to July 7 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 7

In the 24-hours to 00:43 GMT July 7 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.47 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 11,731,895*, an increase of 170,407* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.66 per cent DoD to 540,116*, an increase of 3,562*.

According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported four new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 5 and represent July 5 figures.

In late filings after the close for July 6 China added eight new cases to see the active caseload dip to 403, with 78,528 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,565 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.

The most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the world was again reported in Brazil where 656 fatalities saw total deaths increase to 65,556, while 21,486 new infections saw the active caseload jump to 581,900. There has been 1,626,071 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 978,615 people having reportedly recovered.

According to the Worldometers tally, India yesterday reported the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 474. However, in late filings after the close for July 6 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico reported 480 deaths for July 7. These are in fact July 6 figures.

At the time of writing Mexico has recorded 31,119 COVID-19 deaths and on July 6 recorded 4,902 new cases to take the active caseload to 70,974, with 159,657 recoveries. There has been 261,750 cases of COVID-19 recorded in Mexico, the ninth most in the world.

India therefore recorded the third most number of deaths globally for July 6, while 22,510 new cases, the second most globally during the period, saw the active caseload jump to 260,022, the third most globally. There has been 720,346 cases of COVID-19 in India with 440,150 reported recoveries.

The most number of new COVID-19 infections globally yesterday was again recorded in the USA where 50,586 new cases saw the active caseload swell to 1,582,907, while 378 deaths during the period pushed total COVID-19 fatalities to 132,979.

There has been 3,040,833 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,324,947 people having reportedly recovered.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, and Chile, who reported between 3,025 and 8,971 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 96,071*, or 1.47 per cent, over the day prior to 6,623,170.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 14.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 21, with some 596,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,921 people.

COVID-19 global tally to July 7
COVID-19 global tally to July 7 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 7

COVID-19 global deaths to July 7
COVID-19 global deaths to July 7 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to July 7

As of 00:43 GMT July 7 there was 4,568,609 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 82,796, or 1.85 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.29 per cent, or 58,769 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.54 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 4.60 per cent.

As of July 7, some 38.94 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 56.45 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to July 7
COVID-19 global snapshot to July 7 Worldometers



Feature image VnExpress/ Quynh Tran



*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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