As of 01:23 GMT April 8 there was 11,105 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 379, or 3.53 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 195, or 1.76 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 267 people were discharged and sent home after successful treatment.
In the past 24 hours the Philippines reported the regions most number of deaths, 14, bringing total deaths there to 177, while active COVID-19 cases jumped to 3,503, with the addition of 104 new cases. Eleven people were discharged, while one person is classified as being in a serious or critical condition.
In Indonesia 12 deaths brought the total number of fatalities there to 221, with 247 new cases and 12 discharges seeing active infections their rise to 2,313.
One death in Thailand over the past 24 hours, 38 news cases, and 95 discharged patients saw the number of deaths there rise to 27, while active cases fell to 1,343, 61 of who are classified as serious or critical.
In Malaysia 170 new cases and one death saw the number of active cases there rise to 2,579, and deaths to 63, with 92 patients said to be in a serious or critical condition. Eighty people were discharged following recovery.
In Singapore yesterday 106 new cases saw active COVID-19 infections there rise to 1,098, of which 29 are regarded as serious or critical, while 33 people were sent home following treatment.
Vietnam reported six new cases and 26 discharges to see its active caseload drop to 128, eight of whom are said to be serious or critical.
Laos PDR reported two new cases, bringing its active caseload to 14, while one fresh case in Cambodia and five discharges saw its active COVID-19 caseload drop to 57.
Brunei and Myanmar reported no new COVID-19 infections in the period, with three patients in the former being discharged, resulting in active cases there falling to 49.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 14,741 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 3,140 people, or about 21.30 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 496 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 13.64 per cent. As of today, April 8, some 75.33 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to April 8
In the 24-hours to 01:23 GMT April 8 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 6.31 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 1,430,941 an increase of 84,905.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 9.87 per cent DoD to 82,026, an increase of 7,372, the majority (1,970) in the USA. China reported 62 new infections and two deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,333 deaths in China and 81,802 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 23,275, or 8.35 per cent, over the day prior to 301,970.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 1.9 million infections and 131,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12, and more than five million infections by the end of April, with some 700,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to April 8
Global COVID-19 overview up to April 8
As of 01:23 GMT April 8 there was 1,046,945 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some 4.57 per cent, or 47,891 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 21.36 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image University of Economics, HCM City
*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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