As of 0:34 GMT May 7 there was 37,564 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 990, or 2.71 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 148, or 0.39 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 484 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
Indonesia yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 23 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 895. Active cases rose to 9,226 with the addition of 367 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 120 people were sent home.
The Philippines yesterday recorded 21 deaths, pushing COVID-19 fatalities there to 658, while 320 new cases saw active infections increase to 7,840, of which 31 are said to be serious or critical. Following treatment 98 people were discharged.
Two deaths in Singapore yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 20, while 788 new cases saw active infections climb to 18,544, of which 23 are reportedly in serious or critical condition. Following treatment 115 people went home.
In Malaysia yesterday one death, 45 new infections, and 135 discharges saw the number of deaths rise to 107, while the active caseload fell to 1,619, of which 24 are classified as serious or critical.
Thailand also saw its COVID-19 caseload continue to fall yesterday despite one death, bringing the total number of fatalities to 55 and one new infection bringing active cases to 173. Fourteen people were discharged, while 61 people are rated as being in a serious or critical condition.
There were no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period, while Brunei was the only country in the region to record a new infection, driving active cases there to seven, of which two are regarded as serious or critical.
In Lao PDR and Myanmar the discharge of one patient in each saw active cases drop to nine and 105 respectively, while there was no change s in Cambodia or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 52,769 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 13,463 people, or about 25.51 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.73 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.83 per cent.
There has been 1,742 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 11.46 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.30 per cent.
As of today, May 7, some 71.19 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 7
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 7, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.56 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 3,819,843 an increase of 95,325.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 2.64 per cent DoD to 264,837, an increase of 6,811, the majority, 2,528, in the USA.
China reported two new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,883, with 339 current active cases and 77,911 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 25,459 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 975,312. There has been 1,263,092 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 74,799 deaths. Only 16.86 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 36,808 people have died from COVID-19 related illnesses.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 7
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 7
As of 00:34 GMT May 7 there was 2,257,280 active cases of COVID-19 globally, and increase of 2.72 per cent on the day prior, of which some 2.14 per cent, or 48,211 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 16.94 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.94 per cent.
As of May 7, some 59.07 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 31.79 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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