COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 28 — 156 days: 10 mln infected, 500,000 dead

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 28 — 156 days: 10 mln infected, 500,000 dead
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As of 00:48 GMT June 28 there was 58,721 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,187, or 2.06 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 153, or 0.26 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,191** people were discharged.

Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 37, taking COVID-19 related deaths there to 2,720, while 1,385 new infections pushed the active caseload to 28,183. Following treatment 576 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 12 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,236, while 730 new cases pushed the active caseload to 24,137, of which 147 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 248 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 291 new infections and 338** discharges to 6,057**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.

Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 187 on the back of 10 new cases and 14 discharges, with two people said to be in serious or critical condition.

Thailand yesterday discharged 13 people to see the active number of cases there drop to 51, with one person said to be serious or critical, while Myanmar discharged one person to see the active caseload there ease to 71.

Cambodia reported nine new COVID-19 cases in returnees to see the active caseload there jump to 10 on the back of one discharge, with one person said to be serious or critical, while two new cases in Vietnam pushed the number of active cases there to 25.

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 143,586 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 80,695 people, or about 56.20 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 1.50 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.19 per cent.

There has been 4,170 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 4.91 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.90 per cent.

As of today, June 28, some 40.89 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 28
Asean COVID-19 update to June 28 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 28

In the 24-hours to 00:44 GMT June 28 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.78 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 10,075,115*, an increase of 176,568* people.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.92 per cent DoD to 500,626*, an increase of 4,549*.

China yesterday reported 21 new infections and five recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 405, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,483, with 78,444 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil continued to report the most number of COVID-19 deaths in a 24-hour period, yesterday recording 994, to push total deaths to 57,103. Reporting the second highest number of new infections globally, 35,887, Brazil now has some 542,933 active cases. There has been 1,315,941 cases of COVID-19 in Brazil with 715,905 people having recovered.

According to the daily tally, Mexico yesterday reported the second most number of deaths in the period with 719, and 5,441 new infections. These had previously been reported ahead of the June 27 international dateline in Mexico.

In a report again made ahead of the international dateline Mexico reported 602 deaths and 4,410 new infections for June 28. At the time of writing Mexico has 62,624 active cases and has recorded 212,802 COVID-19 cases and 26,381 deaths.

Leading the world for new infections was the USA, again, who yesterday recorded 43,581 new cases to propel the active caseload to 1,386,948, while 512 deaths, the third highest globally during the period, pushed total fatalities to 128,152. There has been 2,596,537 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.

India yesterday again recorded the third most number of infections globally with 20,131 new cases and 414 deaths to see total fatalities rise to 16,103 with 203,328 active infections.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Russia, Chile, Colombo, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, who reported between 3,138 and 7,210 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 102,343*, or 1.91 per cent, over the day prior to 5,453,247.

At the current rate there will be/ have been some 13.8 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 32,584 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 28
COVID-19 global tally to June 28 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 28

COVID-19 global deaths to June 28
COVID-19 global deaths to June 28 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 28

As of 00:48 GMT June 28 there was 4,121,242 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 70,003, or 1.72 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.40 per cent, or 57,748 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.40 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 4.97 per cent.

As of June 28, some 40.91 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.13 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 28
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 28 Worldometers



Feature image Changi General Hospital (CGH)


*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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