As of 01:25 GMT April 25 there was 26,043 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,304 or 5.27 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 140, or 0.54 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 299 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 42 fatalities there pushing COVID-19 deaths to 689, while active cases rose to 6,520 with the addition of 436 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests 42 people were sent home.
In the Philippines 15 people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to bring fatalities there to 477, while 211 new cases saw active infections increase to 5,953, one of which is serious or critical. Forty people went home.
In Malaysia one death saw fatalities there rise to 96, while the active caseload fell to 1,932, despite the discovery of 88 new infections, as a result of 121 people being discharged. In Malaysia 41 people are reportedly in a serious or critical condition.
Thailand also saw its active caseload continue to fall yesterday despite the addition of 15 new cases. There are currently 314 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 60 people were sent home.
Singapore yesterday continued to report the most number of new COVID-19 cases in the region with 897 fresh infections driving the active caseload there to 11,107, with 26 rated serious or critical. Thirty-two people were discharged and sent home.
Myanmar recorded 12 new COVID-19 cases yesterday to push active cases there to 130, while Vietnam saw its caseload increase to 50 with the addition of two fresh COVID-19 infections and two cases marked the day prior as having recovered being returned to the active list.
Cambodia recovery rate among world’s best
There was no new SARS-CoV-2 infections detected in Brunei, Cambodia, or Lao PDR during the period.
In Brunei the active caseload dropped to 17 as a result of one discharge, while in Cambodia the number of active infections fell to five, one of which is classified as serious or critical, after seven people were sent home.
With 122 recorded SARS-CoV-2 infections and no deaths to date, Cambodia’s recovery rate of 99.90 per cent is not only the best in Asean, but is among the best in the world.
There are currently just five active COVID-19 infections in the kingdom, according the Cambodia Ministry of Health (MoH), with one person classified as serious or critical. Yesterday (April 24) seven people were discharged bringing the total number of recovered cases there to 117.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 36,716 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 9,343 people, or about 25.45 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.31 per cent, while deaths increased 4.56 per cent.
There has been 1,330 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 12.46 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.52 per cent.
As of today, April 25, some 69.05 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 25
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT April 25, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 3.88 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 2,828,617 an increase of 105,616
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 3.88 per cent DoD to 197,091 an increase of 6,174, the majority, 1,951, in the USA.
China reported 12 new infections for the period bringing the official case count there to 82,804, with 915 current active cases and 77,257 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 53,262, or 7.15 per cent, over the day prior to 798,605.
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 238,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 25
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 25
As of 01:25 GMT April 25 there was 1,834,081 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 3.19 per cent, or 58,523 people, are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 19.81 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 7.00 per cent.
As of April 25, 28.22 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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