As of 01:32 GMT April 11 there was 12,474 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 257, or 2.10 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 172, or 1.38 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 406 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
In the past 24 hours Indonesia again reported the regions most number of deaths, 26, bringing fatalities there to 306, while active COVID-19 cases jumped to 2,924, with the addition of 219 new cases. Thirty people were discharged and sent home.
In the Philippines 18 deaths brought the total number of fatalities there to 221, with 119 new cases seeing active infections their rise to 3,834, despite 14 discharges, with one person classified as serious or critical.
In Malaysia three deaths pushed the number of fatalities there to 70, while 119 new cases and 222 discharges saw the active caseload there fall to 2,446, with 69 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
One death in Thailand over the past 24 hours and 50 new cases saw deaths rise to 33, while the active caseload fell to 1,427 with 61 people classified as in serious or critical condition, after 73 successfully treated patients were sent home.
In Singapore yesterday 198 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,609, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical, while 32 people were sent home following treatment.
Two new cases in Vietnam and 16 discharges saw the active caseload there fall to 113, eight of whom are said to be serious or critical, while four new cases in Myanmar saw the active number of COVID19 infections there rise to 22.
Cambodia and Lao PDR and reported no new infections with active cases in the former reducing to 47 after 10 people were sent home.
Brunei reported one new COVID-19 infections in the period and seven discharges to see its active caseload reduce to 36.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 17,189 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 4,074 people, or about 23.7 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 641 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.59 per cent. As of today, April 11, some 72.57 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 11
In the 24-hours to 01:32 GMT April 11 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 5.90 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,698,881 an increase of 94,629.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 7.32 per cent DoD to 102,718 an increase of 7,003, the majority (2,034) in the USA. China reported 46 new infections and three deaths for the period. Officially, there has been 3,339 deaths in China and 81,953 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 19,758, or 5.54 per cent, over the day prior to 376,254.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than five million infections by the end of April, with some 421,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 11
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 11
As of 01:32 GMT April 11 there was 1,219,909 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 4.08 per cent, or 49,828 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.45 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image University of Economics, HCM City
*Daily figures subject to 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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