As of 00:51 GMT July 22 there was 86,917 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,957 , or 2.30 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 358, or 0.41 per cent, are serious or critical. A total 1,938** people were discharged or marked as recovered.
Indonesia yesterday again recorded the highest daily increase in coronavirus-related deaths in the region with 81 to take total fatalities there to 4,320, while 1,655 new cases and 1,489 recoveries saw the caseload nudge up to 37,083.
The Philippines yesterday reported two deaths to see total fatalities there edge up to 1,837, while 1,951 new cases saw active infections jump to 45,646, of which 351 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 209 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
Active cases in Singapore rose yesterday, jumping to 3,823** on the back of 399 new infections and 213** discharges, while 26 new cases detected in Cambodia on July 20, but announced early yesterday morning, and four recoveries saw active infections there jump to 57, one of who remains in a serious or critical condition.
Malaysia yesterday recorded 15 new cases and seven recoveries to see the caseload there jump to 130, four of which are rated as serious or critical, while 12 new infections in Vietnam and five recoveries saw the caseload there jump to 31.
In Thailand yesterday five new infections and nine recoveries saw the caseload there ease to 92, one of which is reportedly serious or critical, while the caseload n Myanmar yesterday eased to 55 on the back of 2 recoveries.
There were no reports of changes in Brunei, or Lao PDR during the period.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 222,231 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 128,940 people, or about 58.02 per cent of all Asean infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 1.53 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.32 per cent.
There has been 6,374 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 4.71 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.89 per cent.
As of today, July 22, some 39.11 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.
**On May 28, 2020 the Singapore government announced that it was adopting a “time-based discharge criteria” under which SARS-CoV-2 positive patients will be discharged 21-days after the onset of symptoms, without the need for them to pass two negative tests 24-hours apart, as had been the case in the past.
Discharged patients will be required to self isolate for another seven days prior to commencing work, but no additional tests were announced as going to be performed on them prior to their return to employment. The active case numbers for Singapore past May 29 should be regarded as a guide only.
Global COVID-19 cases up to July 22
In the 24-hours to 00:51 GMT July 22 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.61 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 15,084,528*, an increase of 238,678* people.
The previous one million case barrier was breached on July 17, just four days ago. It has been 180 days since the Chinese city of Wuhan was locked down
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.92 per cent DoD to 618,482*, an increase of 5,653*.
According to the Worldometers tally, China yesterday reported 11 new cases, however, these had been filed after the close-off for July 20 and represent that day’s figures.
In late filings after the close for July 21 China added 14 new case to see 233 active infections, with 78,840 reported recoveries and 4,634 deaths. There has been 83,707 COVID-19 cases recorded in China.
Brazil again remained at the top of the global COVID-19 table yesterday with 1,346 deaths pushing total fatalities there to 81,597, while 44,887 new infections, the second most globally during the period, saw the caseload sit at some 618,965.
There has been 2,166,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil, with 1,465,970 people having reportedly recovered.
The USA yesterday recorded the second most number of COVID-19 deaths globally with 1,116, pushing total fatalities there to 144,950, while 67,090 new cases, the most globally during the period, saw the caseload sit at some 1,997,901.
There has been 4,028,519 COVID-19 cases in America with some 1,885,668 reported recoveries.
Although the Worldometers tally shows India yesterday recording the third most number of deaths globally, in late fillings after the close-off for July 21 reporting and ahead of the international dateline, Mexico reported 915 deaths, well in excess of the 671 reported by India.
There has now been 40,400 deaths in Mexico, while the addition of 6,859 new cases yesterday saw the caseload jump to 88,690. There has been 356,255 COVID-19 cases reported in Mexico with some 227,165 recoveries.
India again recorded the third most number of new infections globally with 39,168 new cases pushing the caseload to 412,922. There has been 1,194,085 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India with 752,393 reported recoveries.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in South Africa, Colombia, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, and Bangladesh, who reported between 3,057 and 8,170 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 205,876*, or 2.31 per cent, over the day prior to 9,104,115.
At the current rate there will be/ have been some 17.6 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 31, with some 677,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 36,343 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to July 22
Global COVID-19 overview up to July 22
As of 00:51 GMT July 22 there was 5,361,931 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 27,982 or 0.52 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.19 per cent, or 63,797 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 6.36 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was 8.0 per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 4.10 per cent.
As of July 22, some 35.55 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 60.35 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Malaysia MFA
*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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