As of 01:34 GMT April 3 there was 8,755 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 593, or 7.28 per cent, on the day prior.
Indonesia recorded 13 deaths and 113 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths there to 170 and active cases to 1,508
Eleven deaths and 322 new cases in the Philippines yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 107 and active cases to 2,475, one of whom is classified as serious or critical.
In Malaysia yesterday 208 new cases and five deaths brought the number of deaths there to 50 and active cases to 2,299, 105 of who are classified as serious or critical.
Thailand recorded three COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases over the past 24-hours to see the tally there rise to 15 deaths and 1,355 active cases, 23 of which are classified as serious or critical.
In Singapore yesterday 49 new cases saw the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 779, of which 24 are regarded as serious or critical.
In Vietnam 15 fresh infections saw the active caseload there rise to 158, of which three are classified as serious or critical, while active COVID-19 cases in Brunei fell to 76, three of who are classified as serious or critical, despite two new infections being recorded.
Four new COVID-19 case in Myanmar brought the number of active cases there to 19, while one fresh case in Cambodia saw the active caseload there reduce to 76, one of which is classified as serious or critical, with eight people being classified as recovered.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 10,969 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 1,866 people, or about 17.01 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 348 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 15.72 per cent. As of today, April 3, 79.82 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 3
In the 24-hours to 01:34 GMT April 3 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 8.58 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,015,466, an increase of 80,234.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours rose 12.70 per cent DoD to 53,190, an increase of 5,992, the majority (1,355) in France. China reported 35 new infections and six deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,318 deaths in China and 81,589 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 17,969, or 12.70 per cent over the day prior to 212,229.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 2.3 million infections and 175,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to April 3
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 3
As of 01:34 GMT April 3 there was 750,047 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 37,696 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 20 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*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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