As of 01:19 GMT March 26 there was 4,502 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 497 on the day prior.
Malaysia continued to report the most number of new cases with 172 yesterday, seeing the number of active cases there rise ro 1,577, with four deaths increasing the total to 20. Sixty-four Malaysian COVID-19 patients are classified as serious or critical.
In Thailand 107 fresh cases yesterday and three deaths saw its active caseload increase to 860, while there has now been four deaths there. Eleven people in Thailand remain classified as serious or critical.
In Indonesia 104 new cases and three deaths over the past 24-hours, saw the total number of active cases there rise to 701 and deaths to 58.
The Philippines identified 84 new cases and recorded three deaths over the past day, bringing its totals to 572 active cases and 38 deaths, while Singapore recorded 73 new cases, increasing the number of active cases there to 469, of which 17 are classified as serious or critical.
Vietnam yesterday saw its list of active COVID-19 cases climb to 124 with the addition of 14 new cases, with three people listed as serious or critical.
Brunei and Cambodia reported five new cases each over the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of active cases there to 107 and 86 respectively, while Laos PDR saw its number of COVID-19 cases rise to three, with the addition of one new case. Myanmar reported no new cases during the period.
There has now been 5,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries, with 515 people, or about 10 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 122 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries, representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 19.15 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 26
In the 24-hours to 01:19 GMT March 26 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 10.96 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 468,905, an increase of 46,311.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased 12.20 per cent DoD to 21,200, an increase of 2,306, the majority (683) in Italy. China reported 67 new infections and six deaths during the period.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 5,339, or 4.90 per cent over the day prior, to 114,218.
At the current rate there will be/ have been 875,000 cases of COVD-19 by the end of March, and more than 42,000 deaths.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 26
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 26
As of 01:19 GMT March 26 there was 333,487 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some four per cent, or 14,792 cases were classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 16 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*Daily figures subject to adjustment.