COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 5 — new infections down across region

COVID-19 in Asean: update for April 5 — new infections down across region

As of 01:36 GMT April 5 there was 9,726 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 268, or 3.83 per cent, on the day prior.

Indonesia reported 10 deaths and 106 new cases yesterday to bring the total number of COVID-19 deaths there to 191 and active cases to 1,751.

In Philippines COVID-19 fatalities rose to 144 with eight deaths, while active cases rose to 2,893, one of which is classified as serious or critical, with the addition of 76 new cases.

In Malaysia 150 new cases and four deaths brought the number of active cases there to 2,511, 99 of who are classified as serious or critical, and deaths to 57.

Thailand recorded one COVID-19 death and 89 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to 20 deaths, while the number of active cases rose to 1,373, 23 of which are classified as serious or critical.

In Singapore yesterday 75 new cases and one death saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 886, of which 24 are regarded as serious or critical, while the number of deaths rose to six.

In Vietnam one fresh infection saw the active caseload there reduce to 150 –three classified as serious or critical — after five people were declared as having recovered. One new case in Myanmar saw the active number of COVID-19 cases there rise to 20, while in Brunei the total number of active cases stayed at 64 following the discovery of one new COVID-19 case and one patient discharge.

Cambodia saw its active case load reduce to 68 with the discharge of 15 COVID-19 patients, while there was no change to the COVID-19 caseload in Laos PDR during the period.

Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 12,445 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 2,299 people, or about 18.47 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.

There has been 420 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 15.45 per cent. As of today, April 5, 78.15 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update for April 5
Asean COVID-19 update for April 5 John Le Fevre

Global COVID-19 cases up to April 5

In the 24-hours to 01:36 GMT April 5 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 7.64 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,201,933 an increase of 85,271. It should be noted that on adjusted figures the total number of new infections in a 24-hour period to exceed 100,000 first occurred on April 3.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 9.89 per cent DoD to 64,716, an increase of 5,825, the majority (1,331) 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 18,045, or 7.71 per cent over the day prior to 246,634.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 2.1 million infections and 137,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12.

COVID 19 global tally to April 5
COVID 19 global tally to April 5 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to April 5

As of 01:36 GMT April 5 there was 890,583 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 42,290 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.

COVID-19 global snapshot to April 5
COVID-19 global snapshot to April 5 Worldometers

 

Feature image University of Economics, HCM City

 

*Daily figures subject to adjustment.

 

 

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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

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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