As of 00:52 GMT June 24 there was 55,191 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,055, or 1.95 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 89, or 0.16 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,225** people were discharged.
Indonesia continued to record the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in Asean with 35 fatalities yesterday taking the number of deaths there to 2,535, while 1,051 new infections pushed the active caseload to 26,120. Following treatment 506 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines nine fatalities yesterday saw COVID-19 deaths there rise to 1,186, while 1,143 new cases, the country’s biggest single-day increase to date, pushed the active caseload to 22,197, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 299 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 119 new infections and 405** discharges to 6,411**, with one patient said to be serious or critical.
Meanwhile, Malaysia yesterday saw its COVID-19 active caseload ease to 283 on the back of three new cases and nine discharges, with three people said to be in a serious or critical state.
Thailand yesterday recorded five new cases in returnees in quarantine and one recovery to see the active number of cases there edge up to 75 on the back of one discharge, with one person said to be serious or critical.
Myanmar reported two new infections and four discharges to see the active caseload there ease to 82, while one recovery in Vietnam saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there ease to 20, while Cambodia recorded one new case in a returnee to see the active number of cases there rise to three.
There were no reports of changes in the COVID-19 situation in Brunei or Lao PDR.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 134,830 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 75,704 people, or about 56.15 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 1.64 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.13 per cent.
There has been 3,935 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 4.94 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the regional CMR is 2.92 per cent.
As of today, June 24, some 40.15 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 24
In the 24-hours to 00:52 GMT June 24 the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.85 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 9,352,645*, an increase of 170,070* people.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.33 per cent DoD to 479,777*, an increase of 6,293*.
China yesterday reported 22 new infections and 12 recoveries to see the active caseload there jump to 359, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,418, with 78,425 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
However, in late filings after the close for June 23 China declared an additional 12 new infections driving active cases to 368 on the back of three additional recoveries.
Brazil again returned to the top of the daily death tally, yesterday reporting 1,364 new fatalities to push total deaths there to 52,771. Active cases leapt to 485,363 on the back of 40,131 new infections, the most globally during the period. There has been 1,151,479 COVID-19 infections recorded in Brazil.
The USA reported the second most number of deaths, 863, and the second most number of new cases, 36,015, to see total deaths rise to 123,473, while the active caseload swelled to 1,280,314. There has been 2,424,168 SARS-CoV-2 infection in the USA.
According to the June 23 report Mexico reported the third most number of deaths globally yesterday with 759 fatalities.
However in fillings made after the close for June 23 Mexico reported 793 deaths and 6,288 new cases. At the time of writing the active caseload in Mexico stood at 23,585, while there has been 23,377 deaths.
India again recorded the third highest number of new cases in the period with 15,665 new COVID-19 infections reported and 468 deaths, the fourth most globally during the period.
The next most number of infections recorded in the previous 24-hours were in Russia, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Bangladesh, Peru, and Saudi Arabia, who reported between 3,139 and 7,425 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 33,419 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 24
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 24
As of 00:52 GMT June 24 there was 3,831,731 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 41,802, or 1.10 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.51 per cent, or 57,911 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 8.69 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 5.12 per cent.
As of June 24, some 40.97 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 53.90 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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