COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 31 — 7,000 Asean cases; 250 deaths

COVID-19 in Asean: update for March 31 — 7,000 Asean cases; 250 deaths

As of 01:14 GMT March 31 there was 7,032 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 302, or 4.49 per cent, on the day prior.

Indonesia recorded eight deaths and 129 new cases yesterday, bringing the total number of deaths there to 122 and active cases to 1,217.

Seven deaths and 128 new cases in the Philippines yesterday saw COVID-19 fatalities there rise to 78 and active cases to 1,426, of whom one is classified as serious or critical.

Malaysia yesterday reported 156 new cases and two deaths, bringing the number of active cases there to 2,110, of who 94 are classified as serious or critical, and 37 deaths.

Thailand recorded two COVID-19 deaths and 136 new cases over the past 24 hours to see the tally there rise to nine deaths and 1,286 active cases, 11 of which are classified as serious or critical.

Singapore yesterday recorded 35 new cases to see the number of active COVID-19 infections there rise to 648, of which 19 are regarded as serious or critical.

In Vietnam 10 fresh infections saw the active caseload there rise to 149, of which three are classified as serious or critical, while four new cases in Cambodia and Myanmar saw the number of active COVID-19 cases there rise to 86 and 14 respectively, with one person in Cambodia classified as serious or critical.

One fresh infection in Brunei saw the active number of infections there rise to 88, three of whom are is classified serious or critical.

There has now been 8,449 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 1,167 people, or about 13.81 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.

There has been 250 COVID-19 deaths in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 17.64 per cent.

Asean COVID-19 update for March 31
Asean COVID-19 update for March 31 John Le Fevre

Global COVID-19 cases up to March 31

In the 24-hours to 01:14 GMT March 31 the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally rose 8.44 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 784,440, an increase of 61,050.

The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours rose 10.91 per cent DoD to 37,781, an increase of 3,716, the majority (913) in Spain. China reported 79 new infections and five deaths during the period. Officially, there has been 3,305 deaths in China and 81,518 cases of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 14,259, or 9.44 per cent over the day prior to 165,387.

At the current rate there will be/ have been more than  2.2 million infections and 145,000 deaths by Easter Sunday, April 12.

COVID 19 global tally March 31
COVID 19 global tally to March 31 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 deaths up to March 31

COVID-19 global deaths March 31
COVID-19 global deaths to March 31 Digital Editor

Global COVID-19 overview up to March 31

As of 01:14 GMT March 31 there was 581,272 active cases of COVID-19 globally, of which some five per cent, or 29,492 cases are classified as serious or critical.

Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current case mortality rate (CMR) is 19 per cent. On March 15 the CMR was eight per cent.

COVID-19 global snapshot March 31
COVID-19 global snapshot to March 31 Worldometers

 

Feature image John Le Fevre

 

*Daily figures subject to adjustment.

 

 

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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

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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