As of 00:38 GMT July 9 there was 73,769 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 3,108, or 4.40 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 219, or 0.30 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,340** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 50, taking COVID-19 related fatalities there to 3,359, while 1,853 new infections, a new daily record for Indonesia, pushed the active caseload to 33,135, on the back of 800 people being declared as recovered.
In the Philippines five fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,314, while 2,486 new cases, a new daily record for the Philippines, pushed the active caseload to 36,457, of which 213 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 202 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 158 new cases and 321** discharges to 3,949**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Three new cases and five recoveries in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there ease to 70, with two people said to be in a serious or critical condition, while two new cases amongst returnees in government quarantine in Thailand and two recoveries saw the active caseload stable at 65, one of which is said to be serious or critical.
One new case in Myanmar and five recoveries saw the active number of COVID-19 cases there ease to 61, while five recoveries in Vietnam saw the active caseload there ease to 22, with one person said to be serious or critical.
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 176,597 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 97,941 people, or about 55.46 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 1.39 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.14 per cent.
There has been 4,887 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 2.77 per cent.
As of today, July 9 some 41.77 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 9
In the 24-hours to 00:38 GMT July 9 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.78 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 12,155,405*, an increase of 213,082* people. It has been less than five days since the 11 million barrier was breached, while the number of new infections recorded on June 8 is the highest to date in a 24-hour period.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.01 per cent DoD to 551,184*, an increase of 5,510*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported seven new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 7 and represent July 7 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 8 China added nine new cases to see 357 active cases, with 78,590 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,581 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
The most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the world was again reported in Brazil where 1,187 fatalities saw total deaths increase to 68,055, while 41,541 new infections saw the active caseload stand at 530,219. There has been 1,716,196 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil with 1,117,922 people having reportedly recovered.
While Mexico is attributed with the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 895, these had been filed after the close-off for July 7 and represent July 7 figures.
In late filings after the close for July 8 and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico added 782 deaths and 6,995 new cases to see 74,412 active cases and 32,796 deaths. There has been 275,003 COVID-19 cases recorded in Mexico with 167,795 reported recoveries.
This leaves the USA yesterday again reporting the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 882, taking total deaths there to 134,854, while 61,650 new cases, a new high, saw active infections swell to 1,631,415
There has been 3,158,734 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USA, with some 1,392,465 people having reportedly recovered.
India continued to record the third most number of new infections globally for July 8 with 25,571, pushing the active caseload to 271,354, while 491 deaths saw COVID-19 fatalities rise to 21,144, the eighth most globally. There has been 769,052 cases of COVID-19 in India with 476,554 reported recoveries.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, who reported between 3,036 and 8,810 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 180,089*, or 2.63 per cent, over the day prior to 7,025,062.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 15.2 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 21, with some 628,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 33,064 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 9
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 9
As of 00:38 GMT July 9 there was 4,579,159 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 28,187 or 0.62 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.27 per cent, or 58,325 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 7.28 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 4.53 per cent.
As of July 9, some 37.67 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 57.79 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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