As of 00:31 GMT June 9 there was 50,681 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 763, or 1.53 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 96, or 0.19 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,028** people were discharged.
Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region with 32 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,883, while 847 new infections pushed the active caseload to 19,246. Following treatment 406 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines eight fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,011, while 579 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 16,826, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 107 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore the combination of 386 new infections, and 482 discharges saw the number of active cases there ease to 12,903** yesterday, four of whom are regarded as serious or critical.
Malaysia yesterday recorded seven new infections and 13 discharges to see the active caseload ease down to 1,518, six of who are graded as serious or critical. Seven fresh cases amongst returnees and one recovery in Thailand yesterday saw the active caseload there jump to 88, of which one is said to be in a serious or critical condition.
In Myanmar two new cases and three recoveries saw the active caseload there ease to 79, while three new cases, one allegedly imported from Cambodia, and 12 recoveries in Vietnam saw the number of active cases there drop to 16.
There were no changes reported in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR, over the past 24-hours.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 105,113 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 51,330 people, or about 48.83 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.04 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.31 per cent.
There has been 3,102 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 5.70 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.95 per cent.
As of today, June 9, some 48.22 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 9
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 9, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.51 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,189,800*, an increase of 107,202*.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.78 per cent DoD to 408,240*, an increase of 3,157*, the majority, in Brazil.
China yesterday reported four new infections and nine recoveries to see the active caseload there drop to 65, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,040, with 78,341 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
Brazil records most deaths in 24-hrs
Brazil yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period with 813* people succumbing to COVID-19 taking the total number of deaths there to 37,312, while 18,925* new cases saw the active caseload leap to 347,973, with 325,602 people reportedly having recovered.
There has been 710,887 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, second only to the USA, while total deaths rank third behind the USA and UK.
The USA yesterday narrowly pipped Brazil to record the most number of new infections in a 24-hour period with 18,976 new cases, 10,299 recoveries, and 586 deaths to see the active caseload jump to 1,141,363 and total deaths to 113,055. There has been 2,026,425 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, India, Pakistan, Chile, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Peru, who reported between 3,000 and almost 9,000 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 74,070*, or 2.14 per cent, over the day prior to 3,530,751*.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 8.7 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 451,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,050 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 9
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 9
As of 00:31 GMT June 9 there was 3,250,809 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.90 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.65 per cent, or 53,798 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.36 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 5.68 per cent.
As of June 9, some 45.21 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 49.11 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
*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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