COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 17 — Indonesia breaks through 40,000 cases

• Most number of new infections recorded in a 24-hour period• Most number of deaths in a 24-hour period since April 27

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 17 — Indonesia breaks through 40,000 cases
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As of 00:34 GMT June 17 there was 52,196 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 432, or -0.82 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 426, or 0.82 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 2,022** people were discharged.

Indonesia continued to record the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period throughout Asean with 33 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,231, while 1,106 new infections pushed the active caseload to 22,466. Following treatment 580 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines five fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,103, while 361 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 19,126, of which 417 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 300 people were declared as recovered.

Brunei yesterday became the latest Asean member country to record no active COVID-19 infections following the death of a patient there who was first diagnosed positive with SARS-CoV-2 on March 28.

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

In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases eased to 9,780** on the back of 151 new infections and 797** discharges, with two patients said to be serious or critical.

Malaysia yesterday recorded 11 new cases and 333 discharges to see the active caseload there ease to 651, while six discharges in Thailand, four in Myanmar, and two in Vietnam saw the active caseloads fall to 84, 77, and nine respectively.  There were no changes recorded in Cambodia or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 120,674 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 64,930 people, or about 53.81 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 3.21 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.11 per cent.

There has been 3,548 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 5.18 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.94 per cent.

As of today, June 17, some 43.25 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 17
Asean COVID-19 update to June 17 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 17

In the 24-hours to 00:34 GMT June 17, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.76 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 8,251,213*, an increase of 142,546* people. Pending adjustment this is the most number of new infections recorded in a 24-hour period since the Wuhan, China lockdown.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.50 per cent DoD to 445,188*, an increase of 6,592*. This is the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period since April 27.

China yesterday reported 40 new infections and seven recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 210, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,221, with 78,377 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

However, in filings made after the June 15 cut-off China reported and additional 44 new infections driving the active caseload at the time of writing to 252, after two discharges.

India leapt to the top of the daily deaths tally yesterday recording 2,006 fatalities over the period driving total COVID-19 related deaths there to 11,921, the eighth most in the world, while 11,135 new infections, the third most globally during the period, saw the active caseload swell to 154,688. There has been 354,161 COVID-19 cases recorded in India with 187,552 people having recovered.

Brazil yesterday recorded the second most number of COVID-19 deaths in the world during the period with 1,338 new fatalities for June 16 pushing the total number of deaths there to 45,456, while 37,278 new infections, the most globally in the past 24-hours, saw the active caseload rise to 418,604.

There has now been 928,834 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, the second most in the world, with 464,774 people having recovered.

The USA yesterday reported the third most number of new infections and deaths globally with 849 fatalities driving the total number of COVID-19 blamed deaths to 119,132, while 25,450 new infections and 13,175 recoveries saw the active caseload nudge up to 1,186,227.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Bangladesh, and Mexico who reported between 3,427 and 8,248 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 103,473*, or 2.47 per cent, over the day prior to 4,300,454.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 10.5 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 30, with some 540,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,216 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 17
COVID-19 global tally to June 17 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 17

COVID-19 global deaths to June 17
COVID-19 global deaths to June 17 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 17

As of 00:34 GMT June 17 there was 3,504,231 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.90 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.56 per cent, or 54,593 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.38 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 5.40 per cent.

As of June 17, some 42.44 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 52.15 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 17
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 17 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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