As of 00:27 GMT May 28 there was 44,154 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 389, or 0.89 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 159, or 0.36 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 1,160 people were declared as having recovered.
Indonesia yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths throughout the region with 55 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,473, while 686 new infections pushed the active caseload to 16,321. After negative testing 180 people were discharged.
In the Philippines 18 fatalities pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 904, while 380 fresh infections saw the active caseload rise to 10,639, of which 81 are considered serious or critical. Following treatment 94 people went home.
Brunei yesterday recorded its second death with one person succumbing to COVID-19 to bring the caseload there down to two, both of who are classified as serious or critical.
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 13th consecutive day on the back of 533 new infections and 832 reoveries to 15,577, of which seven are regarded as serious or critical.
Thailand yesterday recorded nine new cases amongst returnees and two recoveries to see active cases rise to 66, of whom 59 are said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Malaysia yesterday recorded 15 fresh cases and 42 discharges seeing the active caseload there drop to 1,421, of which eight are said to be serious or critical.
In Vietnam six recoveries saw the active caseload drop to 49, of which one person is said to be in a serious or critical condition, while two recoveries in Myanmar and Lao PDR saw the number of active cases there drop to 74 and three respectively.
There was no change reported in Cambodia during the period, while Lao PDR clocked up its 45th day without a new infection, the longest in the region.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 83,266 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 36,532 people, or about 43.87 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.28 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.95 per cent.
There has been 2,580 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 6.60 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.10 per cent.
As of today, May 28, some 53.03 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 28
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 28, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 1.83 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 5,781,760 an increase of 91,720.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.47 per cent DoD to 356,840, an increase of 5,186, the majority, 1,537, in the USA. Brazil again exceeded 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour period.
China yesterday reported one new infection and three discharges to see the active number of cases there drop to 79. There has been 82,993 SARS-CoV-2 infections in China with 78,280 people having recovered and 4,634 official deaths.
In comparison, the USA yesterday reported 20,543 new infections (marginally ahead of the 19,461 recorded in Brazil) 10,788 discharges, and 1,537 deaths to push total deaths to 102,109 and active cases to 1,154,511.
There has been 1,745,800 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA with only 28.02 per cent of all diagnosed US cases being discharged.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 67,451, or 2.78 per cent, over the day prior to 2,494,006.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 8.1 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of June, with some 470,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 27,601 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 28
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 28
As of 00:27 GMT May 28 there was 2,930,914 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.07 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.81 per cent, or 52,973 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 12.52 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was 8.0 per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.17 per cent.
As of May 28, some 50.69 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 43.14 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
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*Daily figures subject to final 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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