COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 26 — regional deaths top 4,000, most in Indonesia

• Global active caseload increases 2.32%• Brazil cases top 1.2 mln -- 500,000 active; 55,000 dead

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 26 — regional deaths top 4,000, most in Indonesia
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As of 00:43 GMT June 26 there was 56,543 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 610, or 1.09 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 88, or 0.16 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,405** people were discharged.

Indonesia remained the COVID-19 Asean epicenter yesterday recording 47 deaths to take the number of COVID-19 related fatalities there to 2,620, while 1,178 new infections pushed the active caseload to 27,118. Following treatment 791 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines eight fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,212, while 774 new cases pushed the active caseload to 22,947, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 254 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 113 new infections and 305** discharges to 6,106**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 208 on the back of four new cases and 40 discharges, with two people said to be in serious or critical.

Thailand yesterday recorded one new case in a returnee in quarantine and 12 recoveries to see the active number of cases there eased to 62, with one person said to be serious or critical, while three discharges in Myanmar saw the active caseload there ease to 76

There were no reports of changes in the COVID-19 situation in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam. Up to and including today, Lao PDR has not recorded a case of COVID-19 for the past 75 days.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 138,685 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 78,096 people, or about 56.31 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 1.83 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.38 per cent.

There has been 4,046 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 4.93 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.92 per cent.

As of today, June 26, some 40.77 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 26
Asean COVID-19 update to June 26 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 26

In the 24-hours to 00:43 GMT June 26 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.86 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 9,699,575*, an increase of 176,907* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.05 per cent DoD to 490,933*, an increase of 5,124*.

China yesterday reported 19 new infections and 15 recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 372, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,449, with 78,443 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

However, in late filings after the close for June 25, China declared an additional 13 new infections driving active cases to 385.

Brazil global COVID-19 death epicentre

Brazil maintained its position as the epicenter of global COVID-19 deaths yesterday reporting 1,180 new fatalities to push total deaths there to 55,054.

Active cases leapt to 528,185 on the back of 40,673 new infections, the most globally during the period. There has been 1,233,147 COVID-19 infections recorded in Brazil.

According to the daily tally, Mexico yesterday reported the second most number of deaths in the period with 947, and 5,437 new infections.

However in a report made ahead of the international dateline Mexico reported 736 deaths and 6,104 new infections for June 26. At the time of writing Mexico has 61,021 active cases and has recorded 202,951 COVID-19 cases and 25,060 deaths.

Second globally for new infections and third for deaths, the USA yesterday reported 37,907 new cases and 595 fatalities, to see total deaths rise to 126,726, while the active caseload swelled to 1,326,456. There has been 2,502,311 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.

India yesterday again recorded the third most number of infections globally reporting 18,185 new cases and 401 deaths to see total fatalities rise to 15,308 with 190,191 active infections.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, South Africa, Chile, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Peru, Colombia, and Saudi Arabia, who reported between 3,372 and 7,113 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 83,122*, or 1.61 per cent, over the day prior to 5,252,267.

At the current rate there will be/ have been almost 14 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 15, with some 600,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,407 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 26
COVID-19 global tally to June 26 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 26

COVID-19 global deaths to June 26
COVID-19 global deaths to June 26 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 26

As of 00:43 GMT June 26 there was 3,956,840 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 89,844, or 2.32 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.46 per cent, or 57,627 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.55 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 5.06 per cent.

As of June 26, some 40.79 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.14 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 26
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 26 Worldometers



Feature image Cambodia Aviation via Twitter


*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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