As of 01:20 GMT March 28 there was 5,437 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 427 on the day prior.
Indonesia recorded nine deaths and 153 new cases yesterday bringing the total number of deaths there to 87 and active cases to 913, while nine deaths and 96 new cases in Philippines yesterday saw fatalities rise to 54 and active cases swell to 718, one of which is classified as serious or critical.
Three deaths and 130 fresh COVID-19 cases in Malaysia saw deaths there rise to 26, with 1,876 pactive cases, 54 of who are classified as serious or critical.
Thailand recorded one COVID-19 death and 91 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to five deaths and 1,034 active cases, 11 of which are classified as serious or critical. Ten new cases in Vietnam saw the active caseload there rise to 143, of which three are classified as serious or critical.
One newly detected infection in Brunei and Cambodia saw the total active case numbers rise to 104 and 88 respectively, with one person in each country classified as serious or critical.
Laos PDR and Myanmar both reported three new cases over the past 24 hours bring the active number of cases in each to six and eight respectively.
There has now been 6,269 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 658 people, or about 10.49 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 174 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 20.92 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 28
In the 24-hours to 01:20 GMT March 28 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 12.12 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 596,350, an increase of 64,485, another new daily record.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours jumped 13.58 per cent DoD to 27,343, an increase of 3,270, the majority (919) in Italy. China reported 55 new infections and five deaths during the period.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 9,117, or 7.36 per cent over the day prior, to 133,059.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 940,000 cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and more than 45,000 deaths.
By Easter Sunday, April 12, there will be/ have been over 3.7 million infections and 209,000 deaths, if the current rate is maintained.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 28
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 28
As of 01:20 GMT March 28 there was 435,944 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 23,522 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 17 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.