As of 01:30 GMT April 12 there was 13,067 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 593, or 4.75 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 172, or 1.35 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 352 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
In the past 24 hours the Philippines reported the regions most number of deaths, 26, bringing fatalities there to 247, while active COVID-19 cases jumped to 4,024, with the addition of 233 new cases. Seventeen people were discharged and sent home.
In Indonesia 21 deaths brought the total number of fatalities there to 327, with 330 new cases seeing active infections their rise to 3,229, after four discharges.
In Malaysia three deaths pushed the number of fatalities there to 73, while 184 new cases and 165 discharges saw the active caseload there rise to 2,462, with 72 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
In Thailand two deaths and 45 new cases saw total deaths rise to 35, while the active caseload fell to 1,348 with 61 people classified as in serious or critical condition, after 122 successfully treated patients were sent home.
One death in Singapore yesterday and 191 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,763, of which 31 are regarded as serious or critical, while 36 people were sent home following treatment.
In Myanmar the active number of COVID-19 infections rose to 33 with the discovery of 11 new cases, while one fresh case in Vietnam saw the active caseload there rise to 114, with eight people said to be serious or critical. Two new cases in Lao PDR saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 18.
One new case in Cambodia and three discharges saw the active case number of SARS-CoV-2 infections there fall to 45, while five discharges in Brunei saw its active caseload fall to 31.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 18,187 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 4,426 people, or about 24.34 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 8.64 per cent, while deaths increased 8.27 per cent.
There has been 694 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.55 per cent. As of today, April 12, some 71.85 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 12
In the 24-hours to 01:30 GMT April 12, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 4.79 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,780,271 an increase of 81,390.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 5.97 per cent DoD to 108,822 an increase of 6,135, the majority (1,830) in the USA. China reported no new infections or deaths for the period up to the time of this update. 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 27,775, or 7.35 per cent, over the day prior to 404,029.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 4.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 327,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 12
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 12
As of 01:30 GMT April 12 there was 1,267,420 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.99 per cent, or 50,592 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.22 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
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*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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