As of 00:53 GMT April 24 there was 24,739 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,450 or 6.23 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 141, or 0.57 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 277 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
The Philippines yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 16 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 462, while 271 new cases saw active infections increase to 5,797, one of which is serious or critical. Twenty-nine people went home.
In Indonesia 12 deaths yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 647, while active cases rose to 6,168 with the addition of 357 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 47 people were sent home.
In Malaysia two deaths saw fatalities there rise to 95, while the active caseload fell to 1,966, despite the discovery of 71 new infections, as a result of 90 people being discharged. In Malaysia 42 people are reportedly in a serious or critical condition.
Thailand also saw its active caseload continue to fall yesterday despite one death and 13 new cases. There is currently 359 active cases in Thailand of which 61 are rated as serious or critical. There has now been 50 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Thailand. Yesterday 78 people were sent home.
Singapore exceeds 10,000 active cases
Singapore yesterday continued to report the most number of new COVID-19 cases in the region with 1,037 fresh infections driving the active caseload there to 10,242, with 26 rated serious or critical. Twenty-eight people were discharged and sent home.
Myanmar was again the only other country in Asean to record new COVID-19 cases yesterday, with nine fresh infections seeing the active caseload swell to 118, after two people were discharged.
There was no new SARS-CoV-2 infections detected in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam during the period. In Brunei the active caseload dropped to 18 as a result of two discharges, while in Vietnam the number of active infections fell to 44 after one person was sent home.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 35,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 9,044 people, or about 25.80 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.16 per cent, while deaths increased 2.50 per cent.
There has been 1,272 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 12.33 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.63 per cent.
As of today, April 24, some 70.57 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 24
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 24, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.23 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,716,806 an increase of 85,021
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 3.59 per cent DoD to 190,528 an increase of 6,601, the majority, 2,325, in the USA.
China reported 10 new infections for the period bringing the official case count there to 82,798, with 959 current active cases and 77,207 recovered patients. There has been 4,632 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 27,718, or 3.86 per cent, over the day prior to 745,343.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 3.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of April, with some 243,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 24
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 24
As of 00:53 GMT April 24 there was 1,780,546 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.18 per cent, or 56,678 people, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 20.36 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 7.01 per cent.
As of April 24, 27.43 per cent of all confirmed cases have been marked as recovered.
Feature image Manila Public Information Office
*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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