As of 00:36 GMT May 10 there was 40,167 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 916, or 2.33 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 144, or 0.36 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 550 people were discharged and sent home after treatment.
Indonesia yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 16 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 959. Active cases rose to 10,079 with the addition of 533 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests, 113 people were sent home.
The Philippines yesterday recorded eight deaths, pushing COVID-19 fatalities there to 704, while 147 new cases and 108 discharges saw active infections rise to 8,064, of which 31 are said to be serious or critical.
Malaysia yesterday recorded one death and 54 new infections to see fatalities rise to 108, while 65 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,552, of which 18 are classified as serious or critical.
One death in Thailand yesterday saw COVID-19 attributed deaths there climb to 56, while four fresh cases and three discharges saw active cases remain at 161, of which 61 are rated as in a serious or critical condition.
There were no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period
In Singapore yesterday 753 new cases saw active infections climb to 20,144, of which 23 are reportedly in serious or critical condition, while 256 people went home following treatment.
In Myanmar active cases remained stable at 104 on the back of one fresh case and one discharge, while one discharge in Lao PDR saw the active caseload there drop to six. There was no reported change in Brunei, Cambodia, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 57,065 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 15,035 people, or about 26.35 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.80 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.42 per cent.
There has been 1,854 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate (CMR) based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 10.98 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.25 per cent.
As of today, May 10, some 70.39 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 10
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 10, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.22 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 4,098,278 an increase of 88,987.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.54 per cent DoD to 280,224, an increase of 4,248, the majority, 1,422, in the USA.
China reported one new infection bringing the official case count there to 82,887 with 208 current active cases and 78,046 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 25,524 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 1,029,194. There has been 1,347,309 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 80,037 deaths. Only 17.67 per cent of all US cases have recovered.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 57,496, or 4.16 per cent, over the day prior to 1,439,842.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 6.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of May, with some 390,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 35,559 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 10
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 10
As of 00:36 GMT May 10 there was 2,380,326 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.19 per cent on the day prior, of which some 2.00 per cent, or 47,685 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 16.30 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.84 per cent.
As of May 10, some 58.05 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 35.11 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image PMI Kabupaten Banjar
*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.
John Le Fevre
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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