As of 01:40 GMT March 29 there was 6,028 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 591, or 10.31 per cent, on the day prior.
Indonesia recorded 15 deaths and 109 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths there to 102 and active cases to 994.
Fourteen deaths and 272 new cases in the Philippines yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 68 and active cases swell to 972, one of which is classified as serious or critical.
Malaysia yesterday reported 159 new cases and one death, bringing the number of active cases there to 1,973, of whom 54 are classified as serious or critical.
Thailand recorded one COVID-19 death and 109 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to six deaths and 1,142 active cases, 11 of which are classified as serious or critical.
In Singapore 70 new cases saw the number of active CIVID-19 infections there rise to 602, of which 19 are regarded as serious or critical, while in Vietnam 11 fresh infections saw the active caseload there rise to 153, of which three are classified as serious or critical.
Five newly detected infections in Brunei and three in Laos PDR saw the tallies there rise to 94 active cases in the former, one of which is classified as serious or critical, and to eight in the latter.
Myanmar reported three new infections over the past 24 hours bringing their active caseload to eight, while one reported new case in Cambodia saw the total number of active infections there rise to 82.
There has now been 7,010 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 776 people, or about 11.07 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 206 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 20.98 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 29
In the 24-hours to 01:40 GMT March 29 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 11.21 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 663,248, an increase of 66,882, another new daily record.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours jumped 12.88 per cent DoD to 30,865, an increase of 3,521, the majority (889) in Italy. China reported 54 new infections and three deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,295 deaths in China.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 8,894, or 6.68 per cent over the day prior to 141,953.
At the current rate there will be/ have been almost 940,000 cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and some 44,000 deaths.
By Easter Sunday, April 12, there will be/ have been over 3.7 million infections and 190,000 deaths, if the current rate is maintained.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 29
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 29
As of 01:40 GMT March 29 there was 490,430 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 25,207 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 18 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.
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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