COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 27 — infections grow at record rate as deaths nudge 500,000

• US new infections grow at record rate

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 27 — infections grow at record rate as deaths nudge 500,000
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As of 00:44 GMT June 27 there was 57,534 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 991, or 1.75 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 143, or 0.25 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,408** people were discharged.

Indonesia remained the COVID-19 Asean epicenter yesterday recording 63 deaths to take the number of COVID-19 related fatalities there to 2,683, while 1,240 new infections pushed the active caseload to 27,411. Following treatment 884 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 12 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,224, while 1,004 new cases pushed the active caseload to 23,667, of which 137 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 272 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 219 new infections and 221** discharges to 6,104**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 191 on the back of six new cases and 23 discharges, with two people said to be in serious or critical.

On its 32nd day without a community transmission, Thailand yesterday recorded four new case in returnees in quarantine and two recoveries to see the active number of cases there edge up to 64, with one person said to be serious or critical.

In Myanmar four discharges saw the active caseload there ease to 72, while Cambodia discharged one person to see the active caseload there ease to two, while one new case in Vietnam and one discharge saw the number of active cases stable at 23.

There were no reports of changes in the COVID-19 situation in Brunei or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 141,159 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 79,504 people, or about 56.32 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 1.80 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.85 per cent.

There has been 4,121 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 27, some 40.76 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 27 a
Asean COVID-19 update to June 27 a John Le Fevre

**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 27

In the 24-hours to 00:44 GMT June 27 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 2.00 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 9,898,220*, an increase of 193,863* people, the most in a 24-hour period to date.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.05 per cent DoD to 496,077*, an increase of 5,144*.

China yesterday reported 13 new infections and six recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 389, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,462, with 78,439 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil continued to be the global COVID-19 death epicentre, yesterday reporting 1,055 new fatalities to push total deaths there to 56,109.

Active cases eased to 526,419 on the back of 47,618 recoveries and 46,907 new infections, the second most globally during the period. There has been 1,280,054 COVID-19 infections recorded in Brazil.

According to the daily tally, Mexico yesterday reported the second most number of deaths in the period with 736, and 6,104 new infections. These had previously been reported ahead of the international dateline in Mexico.

In a report again made ahead of the international dateline Mexico reported 719 deaths and 5,441 new infections for June 27. At the time of writing Mexico has 62,051 active cases and has recorded 208,392 COVID-19 cases and 25,779 deaths.

USA sees record new infections

Leading the world for new infections was the USA, who yesterday set a new record of 47,230 new cases to propel the active caseload to 1,359,038, while 663 deaths, the third highest globally during the period, pushed total fatalities to 127,640. There has been 2,552,845 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.

India yesterday again recorded the third most number of infections globally reporting 18,276 new cases and 381 deaths to see total fatalities rise to 15,689 with 197,840 active infections.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, South Africa, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Colombia, and Peru, who reported between 3,762 and 6,800 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 98,637*, or 1.88 per cent, over the day prior to 5,350,904.

At the current rate there will be/ have been almost 14.5 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 32,468 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 27
COVID-19 global tally to June 27 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 27

COVID-19 global deaths to June 27
COVID-19 global deaths to June 27 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 27

As of 00:44 GMT June 27 there was 4,051,239 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 94,399, or 2.39 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.42 per cent, or 57,662 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.48 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 5.01 per cent.

As of June 27, some 40.93 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.05 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 27
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 27 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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