As of 00:31 GMT May 27 there was 43,765 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 208, or 0.48 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 159, or 0.36 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 1,094 people were declared as having recovered.
Indonesia yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths throughout the region with 27 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,418, while 415 new infections pushed the active caseload to 15,870. After negative testing 232 people were discharged.
In the Philippines 13 fatalities pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 886, while 350 fresh infections saw the active caseload rise to 10,371, of which 81 are considered serious or critical. Following treatment 89 people went home.
There were no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period.
In Singapore yesterday the number of active cases fell for the 12th consecutive day on the back of 383 new infections and 706 reoveries to 15,876, of which eight are regarded as serious or critical.
Thailand yesterday recorded three new cases and one recovery to see active cases rise to 59, of whom 57 are said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Malaysia yesterday recorded 187 fresh cases and 62 discharges seeing the active caseload there jump to 1,448, of which eight are said to be serious or critical.
In Myanmar three new infections and one discharge saw active cases there edge up to 76, while Vietnam reported one new case to see the active caseload move up to 55, of which two people are said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Brunei, Cambodia, and Lao PDR did not report any change during the period, with the latter clocking up its 44th day without a new infection.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 81,643 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 35,372 people, or about 43.33 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.19 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.62 per cent.
There has been 2,506 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 6.62 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.07 per cent.
As of today, May 27, some 53.60 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 27
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 27, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 1.64 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 5,678,026 an increase of 91,720.
This is the slowest DoD increase since February 28 when a 1.51 per cent daily increase represented 1,262 new infections.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.17 per cent DoD to 351,667, an increase of 4,054, the majority, 1,027, in Brazil.
China yesterday reported seven new infections and nine discharges to see the active number of cases there drop to 81. There has been 82,992 SARS-CoV-2 infections in China with 78,277 people having recovered and 4,634 official deaths.
In comparison, the USA yesterday reported 18,929 new infections, marginally ahead of the 15,691 recorded in Brazil, 15,574 discharges, and 774 deaths to push total deaths to 100,579 and active cases to 1,146,184.
There has been 1,725,155 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA with only 27.70 per cent of all diagnosed US cases being discharged.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 65,463, or 2.77 per cent, over the day prior to 2,426,555.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 7.8 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of June, with some 440,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 27,113 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 27
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 27
As of 00:31 GMT May 27 there was 2,899,804 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.84 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.83 per cent, or 53,096 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 12.66 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.19 per cent.
As of May 27, some 51.07 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 42.74 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
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*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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