As of 00:42 GMT June 25 there was 55,933 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 742, or 1.34 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 88, or 0.16 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 987** people were discharged.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in Asean with 38 fatalities yesterday taking the number of deaths there to 2,573, while 1,113 new infections pushed the active caseload to 26,778. Following treatment 417 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines 18 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,204, while 470 new cases pushed the active caseload to 22,435, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 214 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 191 new infections and 304** discharges to 6,298**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 244 on the back of six new cases and 45 discharges, with two people said to be in a serious or critical state.
Thailand yesterday recorded one new cases in a returnee in quarantine and three recoveries to see the active number of cases there eased to 73, with one person said to be serious or critical.
Myanmar reported one new infection and four discharges to see the active caseload there ease to 79, while three new cases in Vietnam saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there rise to 23, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
There were no reports of changes in the COVID-19 situation in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 136,615 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 76,691 people, or about 56.13 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 1.30 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.42 per cent.
There has been 3,991 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 4.95 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.92 per cent.
As of today, June 25, some 40.94 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 25
In the 24-hours to 00:52 GMT June 25 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.85 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 9,520,098*, an increase of 172,999* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.06 per cent DoD to 483,957*, an increase of 5,069*.
China yesterday reported 12 new infections and three recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 368, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,430, with 78,428 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
However, in late filings after the close for June 24, China declared an additional 19 new infections driving active cases to 372 on the back of 15 additional recoveries.
Brazil maintained its position at the top of the daily death tally, yesterday reporting 1,103 new fatalities to push total deaths there to 53,874. Active cases leapt to 488,692 on the back of 40,995 new infections, the most globally during the period. There has been 1,192,474 COVID-19 infections recorded in Brazil.
Second for both new infections and deaths yesterday, the USA reported 39,002 new cases and 806 fatalities, to see total deaths rise to 124,279, while the active caseload swelled to 1,298,908. There has been 2,463,170 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.
According to the June 24 report Mexico reported the third most number of deaths globally yesterday with 793 fatalities, a figure reported after the close of updates for June 23.
In late filings for June 24 Mexico reported 947 deaths and 5,437 new infections to push total deaths there at the time of writing to 24,324, while the active caseload stands at 23,205.
India again recorded the third highest number of new cases in the period with 16,870 new COVID-19 infections reported and 424 deaths, the fourth most globally during the period.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, South Africa, Pakistan, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia, who reported between 3,123 and 7,176 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 128,008*, or 2.54 per cent, over the day prior to 5,169,145.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 12 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 7, with some 555,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,391 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 25
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 25
As of 00:42 GMT June 25 there was 3,866,996 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 35,265, or 0.92 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.51 per cent, or 58,413 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.56 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 5.08 per cent.
As of June 25, some 40.25 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.30 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Cambodia Aviation via Twitter
*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
John Le Fevre
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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