As of 01:01 GMT May 6 there was 35,753 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 966, or 2.78 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 153, or 0.43 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 308 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
The Philippines yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 14 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 637, while 199 new cases saw active infections increase to 7,639, of which 31 are said to be serious or critical. Following treatment 93 people were discharged.
In Indonesia eight deaths there yesterday pushed COVID-19 fatalities to 872. Active cases rose to 9,002 with the addition of 484 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 243 people were sent home.
In Malaysia yesterday one death, 55 new infections, and 83 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,710 of which 24 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 632 new cases saw active infections climb to 17,873, of which 24 are reportedly in serious or critical condition, while 62 people went home.
The caseload in Thailand continued to fall yesterday with one new case and seven discharges seeing active cases there fall to 187, with 61 people rated as serious or critical.
There was no other fresh cases of COVID-19 recorded by any other Asean member state during the period.
In Vietnam 13 people were discharged to bring active cases there to 29, while in Brunei one person went home following treatment to see the active caseload there fall to six. There was no changes in Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Myanmar.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 51,247 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 12,979 people, or about 25.33 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.94 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.38 per cent.
There has been 1,694 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 11.55 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.31 per cent.
As of today, May 6, some 71.37 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 6
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 6, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.23 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 3,724,517 an increase of 81,246.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 2.29 per cent DoD to 258,027, an increase of 5,787, the majority, 2,350, in the USA.
China reported one new infection bringing the official case count there to 82,881, with 395 current active cases and 77,853 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 24,798 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 964,736. There has been 1,237,633 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 72,271 deaths. Only 16.21 per cent of all US cases have recovered.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 19,996, or 1.67 per cent, over the day prior to 1,214,831.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 4.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the middle of May, with some 323,000 deaths.
In the past seven days 36,590 people have died from COVID-19 related illnesses.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 6
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 6
As of 01:01 GMT May 6 there was 2,197,596 active cases of COVID-19 globally, and increase of 1.28 per cent on the day prior, of which some 2.40 per cent, or 49,246 people, classified as in serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 17.22 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.93 per cent. As of May 6, some 58.98 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 33.33 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Dodo Dulay
*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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