As of 00:47 GMT June 19 there was 52,537 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 378, or 0.72 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 426, or 0.81 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,729** people were discharged.
Indonesia continued to lead the field in Asean with the most number of deaths and new infections in a 24-hour period with 63 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 2,339, while 1,331 new infections, a new record in a 24-hour period for Indonesia, pushed the active caseload to 23,625. Following treatment 555 people were declared as recovered. This is the fourth time this past week that records in Indonesia have been broken.
In the Philippines eight fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,116, while 561 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 19,593, of which 417 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.
Brunei and Lao PDR remain COVID-19-free
In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 257 new infections and 774** discharges to 8,735**, with two patients said to be serious or critical, while Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 408 on the back of 14 new cases and 127 discharges.
Thailand yesterday discharged one person following treatment and recorded six new cases amongst returnees in quarantine to see the active number of cases there edge up to 86, while two people were discharged in Myanmar seeing active cases there ease to 70, on the back of one fresh infection. One person in Thailand remains in a serious or critical condition.
Meanwhile, Vietnam reported seven fresh infections and Cambodia one, driving the active caseload to 17 and three respectively, with one patient in each is said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Brunei and Lao PDR remain COVID-19-free.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 124,598 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 68,392 people, or about 54.89 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 2.59 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.97 per cent.
There has been 3,669 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 5.09 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.94 per cent.
As of today, June 19, some 42.17 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
**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 19
In the 24-hours to 00:47 GMT June 19 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.67 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 8,570,367*, an increase of 140,511* people. After amendment the number of new cases in the 24 hours up to midnight June 17 increased by 2.16 per cent, the highest since May 8.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.14 per cent DoD to 455,578*, an increase of 5,264*.
China yesterday reported 24 new infections and 15 recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 265, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,293, with 78,394 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
However, in filings made after the June 18 cut-off China reported and additional 32 new infections driving the active caseload at the time of writing to 293, after four additional discharges.
Brazil heads daily death table, again
Brazil again reported the most deaths in the previous 24 hours with 1,204 fatalities pushing the total number of COVID-19-blamed deaths there to 47,869, while 23,050 new infections, the second most globally over the period, saw the active caseload swell to 431,983.
There has now been 983,359 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, the second most in the world, with 503,507 people having recovered.
Mexico yesterday reported the most number of new infections and second most number of deaths globally with 770 fatalities driving the total number of COVID-19-blamed deaths to 19,080, while 4,930 new infections saw the active caseload swell to 21,358.
However, in late filing after the close-off for June 18, Mexico reported 667 deaths for June 19 (although the date remained June 18 in Mexico) and 5,662 new infections to put total deaths at 19,747 and active cases at 22,613, as at the time of writing.
The USA yesterday reported the most number of new infections and third most number of deaths globally with 747 fatalities driving the total number of COVID-19-blamed deaths to 120,688, while 27,907 new infections and 10,731 recoveries saw the active caseload increase to 1,212,163.
Meanwhile, India again reported the third most number of new infections globally in the previous 24 hours with 13,827 new cases driving active infections there to 163,305, while 342 deaths during the period pushed the number of fatalities to 12,604, the eighth highest globally.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Bangladesh, Peru, South Africa, and Colombia who reported between 3,171 and 7,790 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 100,320*, or 2.28 per cent, over the day prior to 4,509,257.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 10.4 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 30, with some 520,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,492 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 19
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 19
As of 00:47 GMT June 19 there was 3,605,532 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 2.03 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.51 per cent, or 54,482 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 9.17 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 5.32 per cent.
As of June 19, some 42.07 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 52.61 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
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*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
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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