As of 00:44 GMT June 30 there was 59,707 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 579, or 0.98 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 160, or 0.27 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,636** people were discharged.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of COVID-19 deaths in Asean yesterday with 51, taking COVID-19 related deaths there to 2,805, while 1,082 new infections pushed the active caseload to 28,487 on the back of 864 people being declared as recovered.
In the Philippines 11 fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,255, while 983 new cases pushed the active caseload to 25,227, of which 152 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 270 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 202 new infections and 477** discharges to 5,650**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
In Thailand yesterday seven new cases amongst returnees in quarantine saw the active number of cases climb to 58, while three new cases and 16 discharges in Malaysia yesterday saw the COVID-19 caseload there ease to 182. Four people in Malaysia are reported to be in a serious or critical condition, while Thailand has one such patient.
Myanmar yesterday discharged three people to see the active caseload there ease to 72, while Cambodia’s active caseload eased to 11 on the back of one discharge. In Vietnam five people were declared as recovered, lowering the number of active cases to 20, with one person said to be serious or critical.
There were no reports of changes in the situation in Brunei, or Lao PDR, both of who remain COVID-19 free.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 147,952 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 83,971 people, or about 56.76 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 1.99 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.47 per cent.
There has been 4,274 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 4.84 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.89 per cent.
As of today, June 30, some 40.35 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 30
In the 24-hours to 00:44 GMT June 30 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.57 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 10,402,389*, an increase of 160,468* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.67 per cent DoD to 507,515*, an increase of 3,402*.
China yesterday reported 12 new cases, filed after the close-off for June 28, to take the active caseload to 418, on the back of nine discharges. At the time of writing China has recorded a total 83,512 COVID-19 cases, 78,460 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
However, in late fillings after the June 29 close off China reported an additional 19 new cases and nine recoveries taking the active caseload to 428, with 78,469 recoveries, 83,531 total cases, and 4,634 official deaths.
Brazil yesterday again returned to the top of the global COVID-19 fatality table recording 727 deaths to push the total there to 58,385. Reporting the second highest number of new infections globally, 25,234, Brazil now has some 554,641 active cases. There has been 1,370,488 cases of COVID-19 in Brazil with 757,462 people having recovered.
Leading the world for new infections yesterday was the USA, again, who recorded 44,450 new cases to propel the active caseload to 1,446,234, while 337 deaths, the third highest globally during the period according to the daily report, pushed total COVID-19 fatalities to 128,774. There has been 2,681,527 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.
India yesterday again recorded the third most number of infections globally with 18,339 new cases and 417 deaths, the second most globally, to see total fatalities rise to 16,904, with 215,361 active infections.
However, in filings ahead of the international dateline, Mexico filed 473 deaths and 3,805 new cases for June 30, despite June 30 not having commenced there. At the time of writing Mexico has recorded 220,657 COVID-19 cases, of which 62,272 remain active. There has been 27,121 COVID-19 related deaths.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, South Africa, Chile, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and Colombia, who reported between 3,274 and 6,719 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 98,999*, or 1.78 per cent, over the day prior to 5,648,728.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 13.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 15, with some 560,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31, people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 30
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 30
As of 00:44 GMT June 30 there was 4,246,146 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 61,754, or 1.48 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.35 per cent, or 57,508 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.24 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 4.88 per cent.
As of June 30, some 40.82 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 54.30 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Changi General Hospital (CGH)
*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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