As of 01:40 GMT March 16 there was 916 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 293 on the day prior.
The most number of active cases remain in Malaysia where 190 new cases yesterday saw the number of people with active COVID-19 infections rise to 386, with nine people reported to be in a serious or critical condition.
Four deaths in the Philippines yesterday saw the total deaths there increase to 12, with 29 fresh cases pushing the total number of active COVID-19 cases to 126, one of which is said to be in a serious or critical condition.
In Thailand 32 new cases there saw its COVID-19 case load jump to 78, one of which is considered serious or critical. Indonesia saw 21 new cases, increasing its total active COVID-19 count to 104, while 14 new cases in Singapore saw its tally of COVD-19 cases rise to 121, 11 of who are regarded as serious or critical.
Ten new cases in Brunei saw its total number of active cases rise to 50, while five fresh cases in Cambodia saw the number of COVID-19 cases on its books increase to 11. Vietnam recorded three new cases to bring its tally to 40.
Laos PDR and Myanmar are yet to report a single COVID-19 case.
There has now been 1,143 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 209 people having been treated and discharged.
Eighteen people have died from COVID-19 in Asean member countries.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 16
The number of new cases globally rose 8.21 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 169,516, an increase of 12,863.
This is the largest single day increase in new cases since February 12 when a change in calculating methods used by China saw a massive spike in confirmed cases over a 24-hour period. The calculating method was changed again the following day.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 jumped by 11.69 per cent DoD to 6,515, an increase of 682, the majority (368) in Italy. China reported 14 deaths during the period.
Meanwhile the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 1,831, or 2.41 per cent over the day prior to 77,753.
As of 01:40 GMT March 16 there was 85,248 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some seven per cent or 5,921 cases were classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate has risen to eight per cent.
At the current rate there will be/ have been almost 600,000 cases by the end of March, and more than 38,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 16
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 16
Feature image Atom Araullo
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.