COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 6 — infections set to pass 7 mln & 400,000 dead today

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 6 — infections set to pass 7 mln & 400,000 dead today
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As of 00:31 GMT June 6 there was 48,284 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 175, or 0.36  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 96, or 0.20 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,000** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region with 49 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,770, while 703 new infections pushed the active caseload to 18,308. Following treatment 551 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines three fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 987, while 244 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 15,309, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 82 people were declared as recovered.

Malaysia yesterday recorded its 116th death with one person succumbing to the effects of COVID-19, while 19 new infections and 51 discharges saw the active caseload drop to 1,540.

There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.

In Singapore yesterday the combination of 261 new infections and 305 discharges saw the number of active cases** fall to 12,950, of which four people are regarded as serious or critical.

In Thailand 1 new case and three recoveries saw active infections there ease to 73, one of whom is said to be in a serious or critical condition, while three discharges in Myanmar and five in Vietnam saw the number of active cases there fall to 79 and 21 respectively.

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

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 99,547 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 48,300 people, or about 48.52 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.11 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.82 per cent.

There has been 2,963 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 5.78 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 2.98 per cent.

As of today, June 6, some 48.50 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 6
Asean COVID-19 update to June 6 Stella-maris Ewudolu

**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 6

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 6, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 2.01 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 6,843,840*, an increase of 134,882*. This represents a slight reduction on the June 4 updated figure of 2.23 per cent DoD, up from the original 1.98 per cent.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.41 per cent DoD to 398,071*, an increase of 5,531*, the majority again in Brazil.

China yesterday reported five new infections and eight recoveries to see the active caseload there drop to 66, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,027, with 78,327 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 30,136* new COVID-19 cases and 1,008* deaths to take the active caseload there to 322,307, of which more than 8,300 people are classified as being in a serious or critical condition.

There has been 646,006 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in Brazil and 35,047 deaths, ranking it number two globally for total cases behind the USA, and number three for total deaths, behind the UK.

The USA yesterday reported 25,393* new infections, 29,536 recoveries, and 975* deaths to push total fatalities to 111,390, while the number of active cases edged up to 1,115,672. More than 17,000 people in the US are rated as serious or critical.

There has been 1,965,708 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA, with only 37.58 per cent of all diagnosed US cases being discharged.

Mexico leaps to #3 for daily deaths

Mexico yesterday reported 816 deaths and 4,442 new infections to see total fatalities there jump to 12,545, while active cases swelled to 17,687.

However, Mexico reports its figures after the close of the current day meaning its figures are delayed by 24 hours. Mexico’s figures for June 5 actually reflect events there on June 4.

At the time of writing Mexico had reported 625 deaths and 4,346 new COVID-19 cases for June 6, even though June 6 had not begun in Mexico.

Including the figures already posted for June 6, Mexico has recorded 110,026 cases of COVID-19 and 13,170 deaths, with 18,266 cases active, ranking in 14th in the world for infections and seventh for total deaths.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 105,115*, or 3.25 per cent, over the day prior to 3,335,219*.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 9.4 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with almost 500,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,649 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 6
COVID-19 global tally to June 6 John Le Fevre


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COVID-19 global deaths to June 6
COVID-19 global deaths to June 6 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to June 6

As of 00:31 GMT June 6 there was 3,110,550 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.32 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.72 per cent, or 53,577 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.66  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 5.82 per cent.

As of June 6, some 45.45 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 48.73 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 6
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 6 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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