COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 15 — officially 300,000 dead globally in 112 days; 2,000 in Asean

COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 15 — officially 300,000 dead globally in 112 days; 2,000 in Asean
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As of 00:27 GMT May 15 there was 41,921 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 39, or 0.09 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 179, or 0.43 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 1,490 people were discharged and sent home after treatment.

The Philippines yesterday recorded the most number of deaths throughout the region with 18 fatalities bringing the COVID-19 death tally there to 790, while 258 fresh infections saw the active caseload rise to 8,749, of which 77 are considered serious or critical. Following treatment 86 people went home.

Indonesia yesterday recorded 15 deaths to bring fatalities there to 1,043, while 568 newly discovered infections  pushed the active caseload to 11,445. After negative testing 231 people were discharged.

In Malaysia one death yesterday bumped COVID-19 fatalities to 112, while 40 new infections and 70 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,356, of which 16 are classified as serious or critical.

There was no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period.

Singapore yesterday recorded 752 new infections, however, active cases fell to 20,104, of which 20 are graded as serious or critical, on the back of 1,164 people being discharged.

Vietnam yesterday recorded 24 fresh infections, all imported on an evacuation flight from Russia, driving the active caseload back up to 52, with two patients said to be serious or critical. After treatment eight people were discharged.

In Thailand yesterday the combination of one fresh infection and six discharges saw active COVID-19 cases drop to 112, of which 61 are rated as in a serious or critical condition, while five discharges in Myaname saw active cases there drop to 91.

In Lao PDR the active caseload fell to five as the result of one person being discharged, while

There was no change reported in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 64,592 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 20,642 people, or about 31.96 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 8.00 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.70 per cent.

There has been 2,029 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 8.95 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.14 per cent.

As of today, May 15, some 64.90 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to May 15
Asean COVID-19 update to May 15 Stella-maris Ewudolu


Global COVID-19 cases up to May 15

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 15, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.16 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 4,521,174 an increase of 95,519.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.78 per cent DoD to 303,070, an increase of 5,305, the majority, 1,703, in the USA.

More than 300,000 deaths globally have been attributed to COVID-19 over the past 112 days, a figure experts universally acknowledge as being an under-counting.

China yesterday reported three new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,929, with 101 current active cases and 78,195 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.

In comparison the USA yesterday reported 26,398 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 1,051,857. There has been 1,456,745 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 86,900 deaths. Only 21.82 per cent of all US cases have recovered.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 45,223, or 2.73 per cent, over the day prior to 1,702,113.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 6.5 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of May, with some 409,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,644 people.

COVID-19 global tally to May 15
COVID-19 global tally to May 15 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 15

COVID-19 global deaths to May 15
COVID-19 global deaths to May 15 Webmaster 2


Global COVID-19 overview up to May 15

As of 00:27 GMT May 15 there was 2,515,991 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.94 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.81 per cent, or 45,566 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 15.12 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.70 per cent.

As of May 15, some 55.65 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 37.65 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to May 15
COVID-19 global snapshot to May 15 Worldometers


Feature image PMI Kabupaten Banjar


*Daily figures subject to final adjustment.



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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

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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