As of 00:33 GMT June 5 there was 48,109 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,066, or 2.27 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 97, or 0.20 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,039** people were discharged.
Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region with 23 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,721, while 585 new infections pushed the active caseload to 18,205. Following treatment 486 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines 10 fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 984, while 634 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 15,150, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 95 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore yesterday the combination of 517 new infections and 322 discharges saw the number of active cases** rise to 12,994, of which five are regarded as serious or critical.
Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday reported 277 fresh cases and 28 discharges, pushing the active caseload there to 1,573, of which six are said to be serious or critical.
In Thailand 17 new case in returnees and no recoveries saw active infections there jump to 75, one of whom is said to be in a serious or critical condition, while three new case in Myanmar and three discharges saw the active caseload remain at 82.
There were no changes reported in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 98,319 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 47,300 people, or about 48.11 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.01 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.15 per cent.
There has been 2,910 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 5.80 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 2.96 per cent.
As of today, June 5, some 48.93 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 5
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 5, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.98 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 6,692,522*, an increase of 129,836*, the most number of new infections in a 24-hour period since the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak began.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.42 per cent DoD to 392,286*, an increase of 5,499*, the majority again in Brazil.
China yesterday reported one new infection and five recoveries to see the active caseload there drop to 69, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,022, with 78,319 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
Brazil records most deaths, new cases again
Maintaining its position at the top of the tally-board for new infections and deaths, Brazil yesterday recorded 31,890* new COVID-19 cases and 1,492* deaths to take the active caseload there to 315,699, of which more than 8,300 people are classified as being in a serious or critical condition.
There has been 615,870 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazil and 34,039 deaths, ranking it number two globally for total cases behind the USA, and number three for deaths, marginally behind the UK.
The USA yesterday reported 22,104* new infections, 20,440 recoveries, and 1,031* deaths to push total fatalities to 110,173, while the number of active cases edged up to 1,104,604. More than 17,000 people in the US are rated as serious or critical.
There has been 1,923,887 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA, with only 36.86 per cent of all diagnosed US cases being discharged.
Mexico leaps to #2 for daily deaths
As forecast yesterday, Mexico has leapt from relative obscurity to number two in the world for the number of coronavirus deaths and number eight for new infections in a 24-hour period. It is now number seven for overall deaths.
In figures published for June 4, but which had been submitted by Mexico on June 3 too late for inclusion in that day’s tally, as is Mexico’s habit, 1,092 deaths were attributed to COVID-19 driving total deaths to 11,729, while 3,912 new infections saw the active caseload leap to 16,238.
Within minutes of the tally for June 4 closing Mexico had reported an additional 816 deaths and 4,442 new infections, which will be reflected 24-hours late in the figures for June 5.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 65,851*, or 2.08 per cent, over the day prior to 3,230,104*.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 8.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of June, with some 450,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 30,737 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 5
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 5
As of 00:33 GMT June 5 there was 3,070,132 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.85 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.80 per cent, or 55,410 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.83 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 5.86 per cent.
As of June 5, some 45.87 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 48.26 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Myanmar Ministry of Information
*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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