COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 10 — record new cases in Indonesia as Lao PDR discharges last patient

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 10 — record new cases in Indonesia as Lao PDR discharges last patient
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As of 00:33 GMT June 10 there was 51,024 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 343, or 0.67  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 95, or 0.19 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,401** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 40 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,923, while 1,043 new infections, the most in a single day since the first case was detected there in March, pushed the active caseload to 19,739. Following treatment 510 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines six fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,017, while 518 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 17,239, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 99 people were declared as recovered.

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

Singapore yesterday reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 infections in a 24-hour period since April 11 with 218 new cases, which, combined with 511 discharges saw the number of active cases there ease to 12,612**, three of whom are regarded as serious or critical.

Malaysia yesterday recorded seven new infections and 281 discharges to see the active caseload drop to 1,244, six of who are graded as serious or critical. Two fresh cases in Thailand yesterday saw the active caseload there jump to 90, of which one is said to be in a serious or critical condition.

In Myanmar two new cases saw the active caseload there edge up to 81, while one recovery in Cambodia saw the active caseload there fall to two, of which one is classified as serious or critical.

In Lao PDR the country’s last COVID-19 patient, an 18-year-old man, was discharged after testing negative twice within 24-hours. There has been no new case of COVID-19 recorded in Lao PDR for 59 days.

There were no changes reported in Brunei, or Vietnam over the past 24-hours.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 106,903 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 52,731 people, or about 49.33 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.73 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.48 per cent.

There has been 3,148 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 5.63 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.94 per cent.

As of today, June 10, some 47.73 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 10
Asean COVID-19 update to June 10 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 June 10

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 10, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.69 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,312,039*, an increase of 121,592*.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.17 per cent DoD to 413,002*, an increase of 4,762*, the majority, in Brazil.

China yesterday reported three new infections and 10 recoveries to see the active caseload there drop to 58, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,043, with 78,351 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil most affected in past 24-hours

Brazil yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period and more than double the number of new infections reported in the USA.

Total deaths leapt to 38,497 on the back of 1,185 fresh fatalities, while the number of active cases soared to 377,985 with more than 8,000 people rated as serious of critical. There has now been 742,084 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, second only to the USA, while total deaths rank third behind America and the UK.

In the USA yesterday 19,056 new cases, 13,091 recoveries, and 1,093 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,144,830 and total deaths to 114,148.  There has been 2,045,549 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.

As previously noted Mexico reports its figures after the close-off for the global tally each day. Its figures are therefore delayed by 24-hours.

As of 00:33 GMT May 10 Mexico had reported 596 deaths and 4,199 new cases for the June 10 update, even though June 10 had not commenced there. On the figures as at the time of writing Mexico has reported a total of 124,301 COVID-19 cases, of which 18,904 remain active. There has been 14,649 recorded COVID-19 deaths in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in India, Russia, Pakistan, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Mexico who reported between 2,999 and 10,218 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 66,221*, or 1.88 per cent, over the day prior to 3,596,972.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 8.9 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 474,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,143 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 10
COVID-19 global tally to June 10 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 10

COVID-19 global deaths to June 10
COVID-19 global deaths to June 10 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 10

As of 00:33 GMT June 10 there was 3,302,065 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.58 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.64 per cent, or 54,054 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.30 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 5.65 per cent.

As of June 10, some 45.16 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 49.19 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 10
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 10 Worldometers


Feature image Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia


*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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