As of 00:38 GMT June 23 there was 54,136 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 522, or 0.97 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 88, or 0.16 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,255** people were discharged.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of deaths and new infections in a 24-hour period in Asean with 35 fatalities yesterday taking the number of deaths there to 2,500, while 954 new infections pushed the active caseload to 25,610. Following treatment 331 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines eight fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,177, while 630 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 21,362, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 250 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore the number of active COVID-19 cases continued to ease on the back of 218 new infections and 648** discharges to 6,697**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 289 on the back of 15 new cases and 21 discharges, with two people said to be in a serious or critical state.
Thailand yesterday recorded three new cases in returnees in quarantine to see the active number of cases there ease to 71, on the back of four discharges, with one person said to be serious or critical.
One discharge in Vietnam yesterday saw COVID-19 infections there drop to 21, while there were no reports of changes in Brunei, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Myanmar.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 132,506 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 74,479 people, or about 56.21 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 1.71 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.12 per cent.
There has been 3,891 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 4.96 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.94 per cent.
As of today, June 23, some 40.86 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 June 23
In the 24-hours to 00:38 GMT June 23 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.59 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 9,185,229*, an increase of 143,329* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.82 per cent DoD to 473,462*, an increase of 3,858*.
China yesterday reported 18 new infections to see the active caseload there jump to 349, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,396, with 78,413 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
According to the report for June 22 Mexico yesterday topped the daily death tally with 1,044 fatalities pushing total deaths to 21,825, while 5,343 new cases saw active infections jump to 23, 441.
However, in late filings after the close for June 22 Mexico reported 759 new deaths and 4,577 new cases, taking totals deaths to 22,584, while active cases eased to 22,420. Up to the time of writing there had been 185,122 COVID-19 cases reported in Mexico.
USA tops new infections
The USA yesterday reported the most number of infections globally with 31,496 new cases driving the active caseload up to 1,262,614, with 2,388,153 people having been infected to date. There has been 122,610 COVID-19-related deaths in the US, with 363 people dying yesterday.
Brazil recorded the second most number of new infections and new deaths globally yesterday at 24,358 and 748 respectively, pushing the total number of deaths to 51,407, while the active caseload jumped to 480,715.
India again recorded the third highest number of new cases in the period with 13,540 new COVID-19 infections reported and 312 deaths, the fourth most globally during the period.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, Chile, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia, who reported between 3,393 and 7,600 new cases each.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 86,927*, or 1.80 per cent, over the day prior to 4,921,063.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 11.5 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by July 7, with some 500,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 33,703 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 23
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 23
As of 00:38 GMT June 23 there was 3,789,929 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 54,862, or 1.47 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.47 per cent, or 57,884 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.79 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 5.16 per cent.
As of June 23, some 40.66 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 53.58 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Cambodia Aviation via Twitter
*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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