As of 01:26 GMT March 30 there was 6,730 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 702, or 11.65 per cent, on the day prior.
Indonesia recorded 12 deaths and 130 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths there to 114 and active cases to 1,107.
Eight deaths and 150 new cases in Malaysia yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 35 and active cases swell to 2,047, of which 73 are classified as serious or critical.
The Philippines yesterday reported 343 new cases and three deaths, bringing the number of active cases there to 1,305, of whom one is classified as serious or critical.
Thailand recorded one COVID-19 death and 143 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to seven deaths and 1,284 active cases, 11 of which are classified as serious or critical.
Singapore yesterday recorded its third COVID-19 death, along with 42 new cases to see the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 629, of which 19 are regarded as serious or critical.
In Vietnam 20 fresh infections saw the active caseload there rise to 169, of which three are classified as serious or critical, while six new cases In Brunei saw the active number of infections there rise to 91, of whom one is classified serious or critical.
Four cases in Cambodia saw the active number of cases there rise to 82, one of which is classified as serious or critical, while Myanmar added two new cases to see its active caseload rise to eight. There were no new COVID-19 cases recorded in Laos PDR in the last 24-hours.
There has now been 7,846 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 883 people, or about 11.25 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
There has been 231 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 20.74 per cent.
Global COVID-19 cases up to March 30
In the 24-hours to 01:26 GMT March 30 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 8.81 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 721,562, an increase of 58,435, another new daily record.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours rose 10.06 per cent DoD to 33,965, an increase of 3,104, the majority (821) in Spain. China reported no new infections or deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,300 deaths in China and 81,439 cases of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 9,175, or 6.46 per cent over the day prior to 151,128.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 2.3 million infections and 129,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12.
Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 30
Global COVID-19 overview up to March 30
As of 01:26 GMT March 30 there was 536,469 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 26,789 cases are classified as serious or critical.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 18 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.
Feature image John Le Fevre
*Daily figures subject to 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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