As of 00:33 GMT June 8 there was 49,918 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 534, or 1.08 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 94, or 0.19 per cent, are regarded as serious or critical. An additional 1,047** people were discharged.
Indonesia yesterday continued to record the most number of deaths throughout the region with 50 fatalities taking the number of deaths there to 1,851, while 672 new infections pushed the active caseload to 18,837. Following treatment 591 people were declared as recovered.
In the Philippines nine fatalities yesterday pushed COVID-19 deaths there to 1,003, while 555 fresh infections saw the active caseload jump to 16,362, of which 82 are regarded as serious or critical. Following treatment 89 people were declared as recovered.
There were no other COVID-19 deaths recorded throughout Asean yesterday.
In Singapore yesterday the combination of 383 new infections, and 327 discharges saw the the number of active cases bump up to 12,999**, three of whom are regarded as serious or critical.
Malaysia yesterday recorded 19 new infections and 39 discharges to see the active caseload ease down to 1,531, while eight fresh cases and one recovery in Thailand saw the active caseload there move up to 82, of which one is said to be in a serious or critical condition.
In Myanmar two new cases saw the active caseload there rise to 80, while one fresh cases in Cambodia saw active infections there edge up to three, one of whom is said to be in a serious or critical condition.
There were no changes reported in Brunei, Lao PDR, or Vietnam over the past 24-hours.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 103,282 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 50,302 people, or about 48.70 per cent, of all infections having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 2.19 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.97 per cent.
There has been 3,062 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 5.74 per cent. Based on the total number of Asean infections the CMR is 2.96 per cent.
As of today, June 8, some 48.33 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 8
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT June 8, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally reportedly increased by 1.62 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 7,081,811*, an increase of 112,689*.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 0.84 per cent DoD to 405,074*, an increase of 3,375*, the majority, in Chile
China yesterday reported six new infections and three recoveries to see the active caseload there rise to 70, while the total number of infections edged up to 83,036, with 78,332 recoveries and 4,634 official deaths.
Chile records most deaths in 24-hrs
Chile yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period with 649* fatalities taking the total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 there to 2,190, while 6,405* new cases saw the active caseload leap to 36,329, with 95,631 people having recovered. There has been 134,150 COVID-19 cases reported in Chile.
The USA yesterday reported the most number of new infections in a 24-hour period with 18,905* new cases pushing the active caseload to 1,135,012, while 373* deaths saw the number of COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 112,469. There has been 2,007,449 COVID-19 cases recorded in the USA.
Snapping at the heels of both the USA and Chile, Brazil yesterday recorded the second highest number of deaths and the second highest number of new infections globally in the past 24-hours.
Total COVID-19 fatalities in Brazil rose to 36,499 on the back of 542* new deaths, while the active caseload ballooned to 353,379 in the wake of 18,375* newly diagnosed cases.
Mexico #4 for daily deaths
Mexico yesterday reported 341* deaths and 3,593* new infections to see total fatalities there jump to 13,511, while active cases swelled to 18,564.
However, Mexico reports its figures after the international close off for each day. Its figures are therefore delayed by 24 hours before being added to the international tally. Mexico’s figures for June 7 actually reflect events there on June 6.
At the time of writing Mexico had reported 188* deaths and 3,484* new COVID-19 cases for June 8, even though June 8 had not begun in there.
Including the figures already posted and which will appear in tomorrow’s global tally, up to 00:33 GMT on June 8 Mexico has recorded 117,113 cases of COVID-19 and 13,699 deaths, and currently has 18,985 active cases, ranking it 14th in the world for total infections and seventh for total deaths.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally yesterday rose by 45,687*, or 1.34 per cent, over the day prior to 3,456,681*.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 8.8 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by June 21, with some 455,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 31,377 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to June 8
Global COVID-19 overview up to June 8
As of 00:33 GMT June 8 there was 3,221,633 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 5.2 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.62 per cent, or 53,758 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 10.49 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 5.72 per cent.
As of June 8, some 46.90 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 48.79 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
*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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