As of 01:30 GMT April 4 there was 9,458 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 703, or 7.72 per cent, on the day prior.
The Philippines yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities rise to 136 with 29 deaths, while active cases rose to 2,830, one of which is classified as serious or critical, with the addition of 385 new cases
In Indonesia 11 deaths and 196 new cases yesterday brought the total number of COVID-19 deaths there to 181 and active cases to 1,671.
In Malaysia 217 new cases and three deaths brought the number of active cases there to 2,453, 108 of who are classified as serious or critical, and deaths to 53.
Thailand recorded four COVID-19 deaths and 103 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to 19 deaths, while the number of active cases fell to 1,347, 23 of which are classified as serious or critical.
In Singapore yesterday 65 new cases and one death saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 827, of which 24 are regarded as serious or critical.
In Vietnam six fresh infections saw the active caseload there reduce to 154 –three classified as serious or critical — after 10 people were declared as having recovered.
Four new COVID-19 case in Cambodia saw the active caseload there rise to 79, one of which is classified as serious or critical, while two new cases in Brunei and nine discharges saw the active number of cases there reduce to 68.
Myanmar and Laos PDR did not report any new cases during the period.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 11,948 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 2,092 people, or about 17.51 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 396 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 15.92 per cent. As of today, April 4, 79.12 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 4
In the 24-hours to 01:30 GMT April 4 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 8.17 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,098,025, an increase of 82,929.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours rose 11.23 per cent DoD to 59,145, an increase of 5,973, the majority (1,321) in the USA. China reported 19 new infections and four deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,326 deaths in China and 81,639 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 16,360, or 7.71 per cent over the day prior to 228,589.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 2.2 million infections and 154,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to April 4
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 4
As of 01:30 GMT April 4 there was 810,291 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 39,391 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 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.
Latest posts by John Le Fevre (see all)
- COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 25 — Brazil tops 24hr death count, Singapore cases continue to ease – May 25, 2020
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- COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 24 — Indonesia leaps through 15,000 active cases – May 24, 2020
- COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 23 — regional survivors top 30,000, but 42,000 cases remain active – May 23, 2020