COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 25 — Brazil tops 24hr death count, Singapore cases continue to ease

COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 25 — Brazil tops 24hr death count, Singapore cases continue to ease
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As of 00:26 GMT May 25 there was 43,519 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 105, or 0.24 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 164, or 0.38 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 1,260 people were declared as having recovered.

Indonesia yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths throughout the region with 21 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,372, while 526 new infections pushed the active caseload to 15,495. After negative testing 153 people were discharged.

In the Philippines five fatalities pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 868, while 258 fresh infections saw the active caseload rise to 9,918, of which 81 are considered serious or critical. Following treatment 72 people went home.

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

Singapore cases continue to fall

In Singapore yesterday the number of active cases fell for a tenth consecutive day on the back of 548 new infections and 994 discharges to 16,717, of which eight are regarded as serious or critical. Yesterday (May 24) marked the first time in more than six weeks that Singapore has failed to identify a new cluster.

Malaysia yesterday recorded 60 fresh cases and 33 discharges to see the active caseload there rise to 1,185, of which nine are said to be serious or critical, while one new case in Vietnam saw active COVID-19 cases there rise to 58.

Two recoveries in Myanmar yesterday saw active infections there drop to 73, while Thailand yesterday discharged five people to see active cases fall to 63, with 61 people said to remain in a serious or critical condition.

In Brunei one person went home after recovery to see the active caseload there drop to three, while Cambodia and Lao PDR reported no change, the latter clocking up its 42nd day without a new infection.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 79,019 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 33,055 people, or about 41.83 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.96 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.08 per cent.

There has been 2,441 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 6.88 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.09 per cent.

As of today, May 25, some 55.07 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to May 25
Asean COVID-19 update to May 25 Stella-maris Ewudolu


Global COVID-19 cases up to May 25

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 25, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 1.79 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 5,494,461 an increase of 96,511.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.82 per cent DoD to 346,434, an increase of 2,826, the majority, 703, in Brazil. This is the lowest increase in deaths on a percentage basis since February 25, when a 0.48 per cent DoD increase represented 13 deaths.

China yesterday reported three new infections leaving 79 current active COVID-19 cases. There has been 82,974 SARS-CoV-2 infections in China with 78,261 people having recovered and 4,634 official deaths.

In comparison, the USA yesterday reported 19,614 new infections, 4,828 discharges, and 617 deaths, the fewest since May 11,  to see the active caseload there swell to 1,135,440.

There has been 1,686,442 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 99,300 deaths. Only 26.78 per cent of all US cases have recovered.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 89,798, or 4.17 per cent, over the day prior to 2,244,852.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than eight million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of June, with some 414,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 29,914 people.

COVID-19 global tally to May 25
COVID-19 global tally to May 25 John Le Fevre


Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 25

COVID-19 global deaths to May 25
COVID-19 global deaths to May 25 Digital Editor


Global COVID-19 overview up to May 25

As of 00:26 GMT May 25 there was 2,848,682 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.40 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.87 per cent, or 53,224 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 13.09  per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.31 per cent.

As of May 25, some 51.85 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 41.85 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to May 25
COVID-19 global snapshot to May 25 Worldometers


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Community food pantries in Thailand to #FeedThePeople


*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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