As of 01:08 GMT April 19 there was 18,725 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,219, or 6.96 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 145, or 0.77 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 326 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 15 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 535, while active cases rose to 5,082 with the discovery of 325 new cases. Following successful treatment and negative tests 24 people were sent home.
In the Philippines yesterday 10 deaths and 209 new cases saw active infections there rise to 5,174, one of which is said to be serious or critical, and deaths to 397, while 29 people were discharged and sent home.
Two deaths in Malaysia pushed the number of fatalities there to 88, while 54 new cases and 135 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 2,115, with 49 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition.
One death in Myanmar and 10 new cases brought the number of fatalities there to five, with the number of active COVID-19 cases there rising to 88.
In Thailand yesterday 98 discharges saw the caseload continue to decrease, down to 899, despite the discovery of 33 new infections. Sixty-one people remain classified as serious or critical in Thailand.
Recording yet another new daily record for new COVID-19 infections, Singapore yesterday noted 942 new cases to push active COVID-19 infections there to 5,241, of which 23 are regarded as serious or critical. Thirty-two people were sent home following treatment.
In Brunei one fresh COVID-19 case saw active infections there rise to 23, while the active caseloads in Cambodia and Vietnam fell to 19 and 67 respectively, following the discharge of five people in the former and three in the latter. Eight patients in Vietnam and one in Cambodia remain in a serious or critical condition
There was no change to the situation in Lao PDR over the previous 24- hours.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 27,009 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 7,200 people, or about 26.66 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 4.76 per cent, while deaths increased 2.65 per cent.
There has been 1,084 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 13.09 per cent.
As of today, April 19, some 69.33 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 19
In the 24-hours to 01:08 GMT April 19, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.65 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,330,937 an increase of 82,074.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 4.29 per cent DoD to 160,755 an increase of 6,617, the majority, 1,867, in the USA.
China reported 27 new infections for the period, bringing the official case count there to 82,719, with 1,058 current active cases and 77,029 recovered patients. Following an adjustment, China now records 4,632 deaths from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 24,960, or 4.37 per cent, over the day prior to 596,537.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.5 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 264,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 19
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 19
As of 01:08 GMT April 19 there was 1,573,645 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.51 per cent, or 55,265 cases, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.23 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.90 per cent.
As of April 19, only 25.59 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
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*Daily figures subject to final 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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