COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 24 — 553 new cases, 13 deaths in past 24 hrs

COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 24 — 553 new cases, 13 deaths in past 24 hrs

As of 01:51 GMT March 24 there was 3,692 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 500 on the day prior.

The Philippines recorded the most number of COVID-19 deaths over the previous 24-hours, eight, bringing the total there to 33, with 82 fresh cases pushing the active caseload to 411.

The most number of new infections in the past 24-hours was in Malaysia, the regions COVID-19 hotspot, where 212 new infections increased the number of active cases to 1,345, while four deaths saw the total rise to 14. Fifty-seven people afflicted by COVID-19 are classified as serious or critical.

In Thailand 122 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24-hours saw the number of active cases there rise to 668, seven of which are considered serious or critical.

In Indonesia 65 new cases and one death over the past 24 hours  sw the numbers there rise to 500 and 49 respectively, while Singapore saw its total number of active COVID-19 caes rise to 355, with the addition of 54 new cases. Fourteen people in Singapore are classified as serious or critical.

Ten new cases in Vietnam saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there reach 106, two of which are serious or critical.

Three new cases in Brunei and Cambodia over the past 24-hours saw their active case numbers rise to 89 and 85 respectively, with two people in the former and one in the latter regarded as serious or critical.

Myanmar reported its first two cases of COVID-19, while Laos PDR is yet to announce its first case.

There has now been 3,692 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 432 people, or about 11.7 per cent of all  infections, having been treated and discharged.

Ninety-nine people have died from COVID-19 in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 18.64 per cent.

Asean COVID-19 update for March 24
Asean COVID-19 update for March 24 John Le Fevre

Global COVID-19 cases up to March 24

In the 24-hours to 01:51 GMT March 24 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 12.25 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 378,846, an increase of 41,357, another new daily record.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours jumped 12.77 per cent DoD to 16,510, an increase of 1,869, the majority (601) in Italy. China reported 78 new infections and seven deaths during the period.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 4,428, or 4.54 per cent over the day prior to 102,064.

At the current rate there will be/ have been 950,000 cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and more than 43,000 deaths.

COVID 19 global tally March 24
COVID 19 global tally March 24 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 24

COVID-19 global deaths March 24
COVID-19 global deaths March 24 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to March 24

As of 01:51 GMT March 24 there was 260,272 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent or 12,062 cases were classified as serious or critical.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 14 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was 8 per cent.

COVID-19 global snapshot March 24
COVID-19 global snapshot March 24 Worldometers

 

Feature image John Le Fevre

 

*Daily figures subject to adjustment.

 

 

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