As of 01:35 GMT March 22 there was 2,594 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 378 on the day prior.
The most number of active cases remain in Malaysia where 153 new cases yesterday saw the number of people with active COVID-19 infections rise to 1,061, with 26 people reported to be in a serious or critical condition. Five people died, bringing the total to eight.
In Indonesia 81 new cases saw active COVID-19 cases jump to 392, with six deaths pushing the number of fatalities there to 38, the most of any Asean member country.
In Thailand 89 new cases saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there hit 366, seven of which are considered serious or critical, while 47 fresh cases in Singapore saw the total there rise to 290, 14 of who are considered serious. Singapore yesterday recorded its first COVID-19 death.
In the Philippines 77 new cases yesterday saw the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 275, one of which is classified as serious or critical. One death in the Philippines yesterday saw the number of COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 19.
Brunei saw its COVID-19 case load increase by five, to 82, two of whom are classified serious or critical, while Vietnam reported three new cases to bring its total to 77, two classified as serious or critical.
Cambodia reported two new COVID-19 cases, bringing its total to 51, while Laos PDR and Myanmar are yet to report a single COVID-19 case.
There has now been 3,013 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 351 people, or about 11.65 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 16 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 22
In the 24-hours to 01:35 GMT March 22 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 11.62 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 307,611, an increase of 32,014.
This is the largest single day increase in new cases since the COVID-19 outbreak began, with the number of new infections now doubling every four days.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours jumped 14.60 per cent DoD to 13,050, an increase of 1,663, the majority (793) in Italy. China reported six deaths during the period, and 46 new cases.
Meanwhile the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 3,845, or 4.18 per cent over the day prior to 95,797.
At the current rate there will be/ have been 900,000 cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and more than 50,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 22
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 22
As of 01:30 GMT March 22 there was 198,764 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent or 9,300 cases were classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 12 per cent. One week prior, on March 15, the CMR was 8 per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.