As of 00:25 GMT May 11 there was 40,952 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 785, or 1.95 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 144, or 0.35 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 707 people were discharged and sent home after treatment.
The Philippines yesterday recorded the most number of deaths in a 24-hour period in the region with 15 people succumbing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus to push fatalities there to 719, while 184 new cases and 82 discharges saw active infections rise to 8,151, of which 31 are said to be serious or critical.
Indonesia yesterday recorded 14 people deaths attributable to COVID-19 to bring fatalities there to 973. Active cases rose to 10,361 with the addition of 387 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests, 91 people were sent home.
There were no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period.
Active cases in Singapore continued to rise yesterday with 876 new cases pushing the caseload to 20,595, of which 23 are reportedly in serious or critical condition, while 425 people went home following treatment.
In Malaysia yesterday 67 new infections and five discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,523, of which 18 are classified as serious or critical.
Active cases in Thailand also fell yesterday with the combination of five fresh cases and seven discharges seeing the caseload fall to 159, of which 61 are rated as in a serious or critical condition.
In Myanmar active cases fell to 102 on the back of two fresh cases and two discharges, while two discharges in Brunei saw the the number of COVID-19 cases there fall to six, of which two are regarded as serious or critical.
There was no reported change in, Cambodia, Lao PDR, or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 58,577 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in Asean member countries with 15,742 people, or about 26.87 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 4.70 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 1.56 per cent.
There has been 1,883 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Asean member countries representing a case mortality rate (CMR) based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead) of 10.68 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.21 per cent.
As of today, May 11, some 69.91 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 11
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 11, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 1.95 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 4,178,154 an increase of 79,875. This is the smallest percentage increase in new infections since February 28, however, back then a 1.54 per cent increase in the daily infection rate represented 1,262 new cases.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.27 per cent DoD to 283,774, an increase of 3,550, the majority, 750, in the USA. This is the lowest percentage increase in deaths since February 25.
China reported 14 new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,901 with 148 current active cases and 78,120 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 20,329 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 1,030,515. There has been 1,367,638 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 80,787 deaths. Only 18.74 per cent of all US cases have recovered.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 50,654, or 3.52 per cent, over the day prior to 1,490,496.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 6.2 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of May, with some 360,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 35,629 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 11
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 11
As of 00:25 GMT May 11 there was 2,405,378 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 1.05 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.96 per cent, or 47,040 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 16.00 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.79 per cent.
As of May 11, some 57.55 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 35.66 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Feature image PMI Kabupaten Banjar
*Daily figures subject to final 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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