As of 01:30 GMT March 13 there was 387 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 47 on the day prior.
The most number of confirmed active cases are in Malaysia where nine new cases yesterday saw the number of people with active COVID-19 infections rise to 132, with two people reported to be in a serious or critical condition.
Singapore also saw nine new cases yesterday, bringing its total active COVID-19 cases to 91, 12 of which are listed as serious or critical.
In Brunei 14 new cases yesterday saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there jump to 25, while 11 new cases in Thailand saw the number of active cases there jump to 34, one of which is classified as serious or critical.
In the Philippines three new cases yesterday saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there jump to 48, two of who are regarded as serious or critical.
Cambodia reported two fresh cases yesterday, bringing its total number of active cases to four, while Vietnam reported one, bringing its total active COVID-19 case load to 23. Indonesia reported no new cases yesterday and currently has 30 active cases, while Laos PDR and Myanmar are yet to report a single COVID-19 case.
There has been 570 cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 179 people having been treated and discharged. Four people of died from COVID-19 in Asean member countries.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 13
The number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 6.71 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 134,679, an increase of 8,416.
This is the largest single day increase in new cases since February 12 when a change in calculating methods used by China saw a massive spike in confirmed cases over a 24-hour period. The calculating method was changed again the following day.
The number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 increased 7.45 per cent DoD to 4,973, an increase of 345, the majority (189) in Italy. China reported one death during the period.
Meanwhile the number of people treated and discharged continued to decline, increasing by just 856, or 1.25 per cent over the day prior to 69,142.
Based on completed cases, (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate has edged up slightly to 7 per cent.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 460,000 cases byt the end of March, and more than 19,000 deaths.
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*Daily figures subject to adjustment.