COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 13 — pace of new infections unabated in Indonesia

• New infections top 140,000 in one day for first time • Brazil becomes #2 globally for deaths • 1.60 per cent DoD increase in active cases

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 13 — pace of new infections unabated in Indonesia
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As of 00:34 GMT June 13 there was 52,512 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 435, or 0.84  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 92, or 0.18 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,725** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 48 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,048, while 1,111 new infections, its second highest and the third time a new record has been set there this week, pushed the active caseload to 21,145. Following treatment 577 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 16 fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,052, while 612 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 18,281, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 289 people were declared as recovered.

Malaysia yesterday recorded its 119th death with one person succumbing to the effects of COVID-19 while the active caseload eased to 1,115, four of which are serious or critical, on the back of 33 fresh cases and 103 recoveries.

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

In Singapore yesterday 463 new cases combined with 754 discharges saw the number of active cases there ease to 11,785**, two of whom are regarded as serious or critical. Meanwhile, four new cases amongst returnees in Thailand saw the active number of infections there edge up to 84, one of whom is said to be serious or critical.

In Myanmar one new case amongst a returnee nudged the active caseload there to 90, while one infection in a recent returnee to Vietnam and two recoveries saw the number of active infections there ease to 10, of which one person is said to be in a serious or critical condition.

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 113,454 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 57,632 people, or about 50.80 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 3.09 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.00 per cent.

There has been 3,310 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 5.43 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.92 per cent.

As of today, June 13, some 46.28 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 13
Asean COVID-19 update to June 13 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 13

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 13, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.86 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,725,949*, an increase of 140,850*.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.09 per cent DoD to 427,689*, an increase of 4,603*.

China yesterday reported seven new infections and four recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 65, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,064, with 78,365 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil becomes #2 globally for deaths

Brazil yesterday surpassed the United Kingdom for the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 843 fatalities in the previous 24-hours pushing COVID-19 deaths there to 41,901.

Brazil also registered the second most new infections globally over the same with 24,253 new cases driving the number of active infections up to 391,309.

There has now been 829,902 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 27,219 new cases, 23,748 recoveries, and 791 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,160,261 and total deaths to 116,825.  There has been 2,116,920 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.

The third most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24-hours was attributed to Mexico with 587, 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 13 Mexico had reported 504 deaths and 5,222 new cases for the June 13 update, even though June 13 had not commenced there. On figures available at the time of writing Mexico has reported a total of 139,196 COVID-19 cases, of which 20,981 remain active. There has been 16,448 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.

India third for new infections

The third most number of infections globally in the last 24 hours was recorded in India with 11,320 new cases driving the active caseload to 146,482, while 389 deaths pushed total COVID-19 fatalities there to 8,890.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Peru, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and South Africa, who reported between 3,359 and 8,987 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 84,207*, or 2.20 per cent, over the day prior to 3,919,324.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than nine million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 470,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,244 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 13
COVID-19 global tally to June 13 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 13

COVID-19 global deaths to June 13
COVID-19 global deaths to June 13 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 13

As of 00:34 GMT June 13 there was 3,378,936 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.60 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.59 per cent, or 53,888 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.84 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 5.54 per cent.

As of June 13, some 43.73 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 13
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 13 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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