COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 3 — new global infections at record high; Brazil cases/ deaths rocketing

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 3 — new global infections at record high; Brazil cases/ deaths rocketing
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As of 00:31 GMT June 3 there was 46,026 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 340, or 0.74  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 94, or 0.20 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,168** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to recorded the most number of deaths throughout the region with 22 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,663, while 609 new infections pushed the active caseload to 17,951. Following treatment 298 people were discharged.

In the Philippines six fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 966, while 359 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 13,968, of which 78 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 84 people went home.

Thailand recorded the region’s only other death yesterday pushing fatalities there to 58, while one new case and one recovery saw active cases drop to 59, one of whom is said to be in a serious or critical condition,

In Singapore yesterday the combination of 544 new infections and 709 discharges saw the number of active cases** fall for the 19th consecutive day to 12,637, of which six are regarded as serious or critical.

Meanwhile, in Malaysia the combination of 20 fresh cases and 66 discharges yesterday saw the active caseload there drop to 1,292, of which six are said to be serious or critical.

Myanmar recorded the region’s only other new COVID–19 cases yesterday with four new infections and five discharges seeing active cases there drop to 83, while five discharges in Vietnam saw active cases there drop to 30, one of which is regarded as serious or critical.

There was no reported changes in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 94,187 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 45,327 people, or about 48.12 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.64 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.03 per cent.

There has been 2,834 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 5.88 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.00 per cent.

As of today, June 3, some 48.87 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 3
Asean COVID-19 update to June 3 Stella-maris Ewudolu


**On May 28 the Singapore government announced that it was adopting a “time-based discharge criteria” under which SARS-CoV-2 positive patients would 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 3

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 3, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 1.74 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 6,473,690, an increase of 110,494.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.20 per cent DoD to 381,709, an increase of 4,519, the majority in Brazil.

China yesterday reported five new infections and eight recoveries to see the active number of cases there dip to 73. There has been 83,022 SARS-CoV-2 infections in China with 78,315 people having recovered and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil cases/ deaths rocketing

Leaping to the top of the tally board for new infections and deaths, Brazil yesterday recording 27,263* new infections and 1,232* deaths to take the active caseload there to 284,763, of which more than 8,000 people are rated as being in a serious or critical condition. There has been 556,668 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed there and  31,278 deaths.

The USA yesterday reported 21,634* new infections, 30,302 recoveries, and 1,134* deaths to push total fatalities to 108,059 while the number of active cases eased to 1,127,250. More than 17,000 people in the US are rated as serious or critical.

There has been 1,880,957 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA, with only 34.33 per cent of all diagnosed US cases being discharged.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 106,321, or 3.67 per cent, over the day prior to 3,006,402.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than eight million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of June, with some 445,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,055 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 3
COVID-19 global tally to June 3 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 3

COVID-19 global deaths to June 3
COVID-19 global deaths to June 3 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to June 3

As of 00:31 GMT June 3 there was 3,085,579 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.39 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.77 per cent, or 54,551 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 11.27  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 5.90 per cent.

As of June 3, some 47.66 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 46.44 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 3
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 3 Worldometers


Feature image Myanmar Ministry of Information


*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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