COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 15 — Malaysian active cases drop below 1,000

• Active COVID-19 cases in Asean ease   • Global infections set to breach 8mln today

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 15 — Malaysian active cases drop below 1,000
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As of 00:50 GMT June 15 there was 52,668 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 64, or -0.13  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 92, or 0.17 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,819** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths and new infections throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 43 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,134, while 857 new infections pushed the active caseload to 21,612. Following treatment 755 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 14 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,088, while 538 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 18,888, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 248 people were declared as recovered.

Malaysia yesterday recorded its 121st death with one person succumbing to the effects of COVID-19 while the active caseload eased to 986, the lowest number since March 18 after reaching heights of 2,596 on April 5 on the back of eight new cases and 35 recoveries. Four patients are regarded as being in a serious or critical condition.

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

In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases eased to 10,989** on the back of 407 new infections and 781 recoveries, with two patients said to be serious or critical.

In Cambodia two cases detected amongst returning Khmer pushed the active caseload there to three, of which one is rated serious or critical, while one new case in Thailand, also amongst a returnee, saw the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 90.

There were no changes reported in Brunei, Lao PDR, or Vietnam .

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 117,282 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 61,179 people, or about 52.16 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 3.06 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.72 per cent.

There has been 3,435 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 5.32 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.93 per cent.

As of today, June 15, some 44.91 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 15
Asean COVID-19 update to June 15 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 15

In the 24-hours to 00:50 GMT June 15, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.56 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,982,948*, an increase of 122,424*.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.75 per cent DoD to 435,168*, an increase of 3,250*.

China yesterday reported 57 new infections and two recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 129, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,132, with 78,369 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

However, in filings made after the June 14 cut-off China reported 47 new infections driving the active caseload to 177.

Brazil yesterday continued to record most number of COVID-19 deaths in the world with 598 new fatalities for June 14 pushing the total number of deaths there to 43,389, while 17,086 new infections, the most globally in the past 24-hours, saw the active caseload there rise to 386,981.

There has now been 867,882 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, the second most in the world.

Mexico #2 for deaths globally

The second most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24-hours was attributed to Mexico with 424, but as previously noted, Mexico reports its figures after the close-off for the global tally each day. Its figures therefore reflect the 24-hour period prior.

As of 00:50 GMT June 15 Mexico had reported 3,494 new cases of which 20,843 remain active. There has been a total of 142,690 COVID-19 cases and 16,872 deaths recorded in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.

In the USA yesterday 19,920 new cases, 7,937 recoveries, and 326 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,176,442 and total deaths to 117,853.  There has been 2,162,144 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.

India reported the third most number of infections globally in the last 24 hours with 11,382 new cases driving the active caseload to 153,799, while 321 deaths pushed total COVID-19 fatalities there to 9,520.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Bangladesh, who reported between 3,141 and 8,835 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 83,544*, or 2.08 per cent, over the day prior to 4,104,017.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 10.2 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 30, with some 490,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,085 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 15
COVID-19 global tally to June 15 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 15

COVID-19 global deaths to June 15
COVID-19 global deaths to June 15 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 15

As of 00:50 GMT June 15 there was 3,443,763 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.19 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.57 per cent, or 54,113 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.59 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 5.45 per cent.

As of June 15, some 43.14 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 51.41 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 15
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 15 Worldometers



Feature image Tribune Newsmaker


*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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