COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 12 — Indonesia deaths hit 2,000

• Brazil set to become #2 for deaths globally• New infections top 135,000 in 24hrs• Global recoveries top 50% for first time

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 12 — Indonesia deaths hit 2,000
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As of 00:34 GMT June 12 there was 52,077 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 248, or 0.48  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 93, or 0.18 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,589** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 41 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,000, while 979 new infections pushed the active caseload to 20,659. Following treatment 507 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines nine fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,036, while 443 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 17,974, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 270 people were declared as recovered.

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

In Singapore yesterday 422 new cases combined with 754 discharges saw the number of active cases there ease to 12,076**, two of whom are regarded as serious or critical, while active cases in Malaysia eased to 1,186, five of which are serious or critical,  on the back of 31 fresh cases and 51 recoveries.

In Myanmar 12 new cases pushed the active caseload there to 89, while six recoveries in Thailand saw the active number of COVID-19 cases there fall to 80, of which one is said to be serious or critical. In Vietnam one recovery yesterday saw the number of active infections there fall to 11.

There was no change reported in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 111,229 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 55,907 people, or about 50.26 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 2.93 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.56 per cent.

There has been 3,245 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 5.49 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.92 per cent.

As of today, June 12, some 50.26 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 12
Asean COVID-19 update to June 12 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 12

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 12, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.84 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,583,891*, an increase of 136,740*.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.18 per cent DoD to 423,081*, an increase of 4,946*.

China yesterday reported 11 new infections and four recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 62, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,057, with 78,361 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil set to become #2 globally for deaths

Brazil yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period with total COVID-19 deaths leaping to 41,058 on the back of 1,261 fresh fatalities.

Brazil also registered the most number of new infections globally over the same with 30,465 new cases driving the number of active infections up to 367,899.

There has now been 805,649 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 23,300 new cases, 7,592 recoveries, and 904 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,157,581 and total deaths to 116,034.  There has been 2,089,701 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.

The third most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24-hours were attributed to Mexico with 708, but as previously noted, Mexico reports its figures after the close-off for the global tally each day. Its figures therefore reflect the previous 24-hours.

As of 00:34 GMT June 12 Mexico had reported 587 deaths and 6,397 new cases for the June 12 update, even though June 12 had not commenced there. On figures available at the time of writing Mexico has reported a total of 133,974 COVID-19 cases, of which 19,966 remain active. There has been 15,944 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.

India records third most new infections

The third most number of infections globally in a 24-hour period were recorded in India yesterday with 11,128 new cases driving the active caseload to 142,810, while 394 deaths pushed total COVID-19 fatalities there to 8,501.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Peru, Pakistan, Chile, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and South Africa, who reported between 3,147 and 8,779 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 109,458*, or 2.94 per cent, over the day prior to 3,835,117.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than nine million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 475,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,541 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 12
COVID-19 global tally to June 12 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 12

COVID-19 global deaths to June 12
COVID-19 global deaths to June 12 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 12

As of 00:34 GMT June 12 there was 3,325,693 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.70 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.62 per cent, or 53,902 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.94 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 5.58 per cent.

As of June 12, some 43.85 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 50.51 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 12
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 12 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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