As of 03:00 GMT March 21 there was 2,216 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 295 on the day prior.
The most number of active cases remain in Malaysia where 130 new cases yesterday saw the number of people with active COVID-19 infections rise to 940, with 26 people reported to be in a serious or critical condition. One person died, bringing the total to three.
In Indonesia 60 new cases saw active COVID-19 cases jump to 320, with seven deaths pushing the number of fatalities there to 32, the most of any Asean member country.
In Thailand 50 new cases saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there hit 297, one of which is considered serious or critical, while 40 fresh cases in Singapore saw the total there rise to 254, 14 of who are considered serious.
In the Philippines yesterday 13 new cases saw the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 204, one of which is regarded as serious or critical.
Six new COVID-19 cases in Vietnam saw the total number of active cases there reach 74, while Cambodia saw its number of active cases rise to 50, with four new cases.
Brunei saw its COVID-19 case load hit 77, with the addition of five new case, while Laos PDR and Myanmar continue to report not a single COVID-19 case.
There has now been 2,556 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 304 people, or about 11.89 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
Fifty-four people have died from COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 15 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 21
In the 24-hours to 03:00 GMT March 21 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 12.39 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 275,997, an increase of 30,419.
This is the largest single day increase in new cases since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours jumped 13.67 per cent DoD to 11,402, an increase of 1,371, the majority (627) in Italy. China reported seven deaths during the period, and 41 new cases.
Meanwhile the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 3,515, or 3.97 per cent over the day prior to 91,952.
As of 03:00 GMT March 21 there was 172,643 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent or 7,911 cases were classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate is 11 per cent.
At the current rate there will be/ have been almost one million cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and more than 46,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 21
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 21
Feature image Atom Araullo
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.