As of 00:58 GMT April 17 there was 16,672 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,063, or 6.81 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 158, or 0.95 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 438 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
Indonesia yesterday recorded the regions highest number of daily deaths in a 24-hour period with 27 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 496, while active cases rose to 4,472 with the discovery of 380 new cases. Following successful treatment and negative tests 102 people were sent home.
In the Philippines yesterday 13 deaths and 207 new cases saw active infections there rise to 4,863, one of which is said to be serious or critical, and deaths to 362, while 82 people were discharged and sent home.
Three deaths in Thailand yesterday saw total fatalities there rise to 46, while 96 discharges saw the caseload continue to decrease, down to 1,033, despite the discovery of 29 new infections. Sixty-one people remain classified as serious or critical in Thailand.
One death in Malaysia pushed the number of fatalities there to 84, while 110 new cases and 119 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 2,332, with 56 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
Recording yet another new daily record for new COVID-19 infections, Singapore yesterday noted 728 new cases to push active COVID-19 infections there to 3,734, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical. Thirty-one people were sent home following treatment.
Myanmar reported 11 new case to bring active COVID-19 cases there to 79, while active infections in Vietnam decreased to 91 after six people were discharged. Eight patients in Vietnam remain in a serious or critical condition
In Cambodia two people were discharged yesterday to see the active caseload there drop to 24, one of which is said to be in a serious or critical condition, while two patients were discharge in Lao PDR, lowering the number of active cases there to 17. There was no change to the situation in Brunei over the previous 24- hours.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 24,087 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 6,412 people, or about 26.62 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 7.35 per cent, while deaths increased 4.59 per cent.
There has been 1,003 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.53 per cent.
As of today, April 17, some 69.22 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 17
In the 24-hours to 00:58 GMT April 17, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 4.59 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,182,025 an increase of 95,693.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 5.08 per cent DoD to 145,513 an increase of 7,039, the majority, 2,174, in the USA.
China reported 46 new infections for the period, bringing the official case count there to 82,341, with 1,107 current active cases and 77,892 recovered patients.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 36,923, or 7.24 per cent, over the day prior to 547,094.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than four million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 290,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 17
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 17
As of 00:58 GMT April 17 there was 1,489,418 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.80 per cent, or 56,595 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.01 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.46 per cent.
As of April 17, only 25.07 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
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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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