COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 11 — fresh infections reach new heights globally and in Indonesia

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 11 — fresh infections reach new heights globally and in Indonesia

As of 00:32 GMT June 11 there was 51,829 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 805, or 1.57  per cent, on the day prior. Of this 94, or 0.18 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,587** people were discharged.

Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region in a 24-hour period with 36 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,959, while 1,240 new infections, its biggest in a single day for a second consecutive day since the first case was detected there in March, pushed the active caseload to 20,228. Following treatment 715 people were declared as recovered.

In the Philippines 10 fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,027, while 740 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 17,810, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 159 people were declared as recovered.

Malaysia yesterday recorded its 118th COVID-19 fatality with the death of one person, while two new infections, the fewest since a Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented in mid-March, and 39 discharges saw the active caseload drop to 1,206, five of who are graded as serious or critical.

There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.

Singapore yesterday reported 451 new cases, including seven cases in the community, which combined with 655 discharges to see the number of active cases there ease to 12,408**, three of whom are regarded as serious or critical.

Four fresh cases in Thailand yesterday and eight recoveries saw the active caseload there ease to 86, of which one is said to be in a serious or critical condition.

In Myanmar two new cases and six recoveries saw the active caseload there edge down to 77, while one recovery in Cambodia saw the active caseload there fall to one, which is classified as serious or critical.

In Vietnam, which yesterday marked its 55th day without a case of COVID-19 being found in the community, yesterday declared four people as recovered to reduce the number of active cases there to 12, of which one is classified as serious or critical.

There was no change reported in Brunei or Lao PDR over the past 24-hours.

Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 109,342 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 54,318 people, or about 49.68 per cent of all infections having been treated and discharged.

In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 3.01 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.49 per cent.

There has been 3,195 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 5.56 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.92 per cent.

As of today, June 11, some 47.40 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections throughout Asean remain active.

Asean COVID-19 update to June 11
Asean COVID-19 update to June 11 Stella-maris Ewudolu

**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 June 11

In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 11, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.84 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,446,110*, an increase of 134,586*.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.25 per cent DoD to 418,137*, an increase of 5,165*.

China yesterday reported three new infections and six recoveries to see the active caseload there drop to 55, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,046, with 78,357 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.

Brazil most affected in past 24-hours

Brazil yesterday again recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period with total deaths leaping to 39,797 on the back of 1,300 fresh fatalities, however, despite also registering the most number of new cases globally at 33,100, the number of active cases eased to 355,087 in the wake of 54,698 recoveries.

There has now been 775,184 COVID-19 cases reported in Brazil, second only to the USA, while total deaths rank third behind America and the UK.

In the USA yesterday 20,839 new cases, 15,235 recoveries, and 982 deaths saw the active caseload jump to 1,147,161 and total deaths to 115,130.  There has been 2,066,388 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.

The third most number of COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24-hours were attributed to Mexico with 596, but as previously noted, Mexico reports its figures after the close-off for the global tally each day. Its figures therefore reflect the previous 24-hours.

As of 00:32 GMT June 11 Mexico had reported 708 deaths and 4,883 new cases for the June 11 update, even though June 11 had not commenced there. On figures available at the time of writing Mexico has reported a total of 129,184 COVID-19 cases, of which 19,897 remain active. There has been 15,357 recorded COVID-19 deaths in Mexico, the seventh most in the world.

The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in India, Russia, Chile, Pakistan, Peru, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Bangladesh, who reported between 3,190 and 8,107 new cases each.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 128,687*, or 3.58 per cent, over the day prior to 3,725,659.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than nine million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 479,000 deaths.

In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,350 people.

COVID-19 global tally to June 11
COVID-19 global tally to June 11 John Le Fevre

 

Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 11

COVID-19 global deaths to June 11
COVID-19 global deaths to June 11 Digital Editor

 

Global COVID-19 overview up to June 11

As of 00:32 GMT June 11 there was 3,302,314 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.01 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.63 per cent, or 53,812 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.09 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 5.62 per cent.

As of June 11, some 44.35 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 50.03 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.

COVID-19 global snapshot to June 11
COVID-19 global snapshot to June 11 Worldometers

 

Feature image Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia

 

*Daily figures subject to final 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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