As of 00:26 GMT May 13 there was 41,691 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 541, or 1.31 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 133, or 0.32 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 862 people were discharged and sent home after treatment.
The Philippines yesterday recorded the most number of fatalities in a 24-hour period in the region with 25 deaths pushing fatalities there to 751, while 264 new cases and 107 discharges saw active infections rise to 8,493, of which 31 are said to be serious or critical.
In Indonesia 16 people succumbed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus yesterday to bring fatalities there to 1,007. Active cases rose to 10,679 with the addition of 484 new infections. Following successful treatment and negative tests, 182 people were sent home.
There was no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period.
Singapore yesterday again recorded the most number of new COVID-19 cases in the region with 884 new infections pushing the active caseload ease to 20,799, of which 20 are reportedly in serious or critical condition. Following treatment 626 people were discharged.
In Malaysia yesterday 16 new infections and 110 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,410, of which 16 are classified as serious or critical, while in Thailand the active caseload remained stable at 163 on the back of two fresh infections and two discharges. Sixty-one people in Thailand are rated as in a serious or critical condition.
In Vietnam active infections fell to 36, two of which are rated serious or critical, on the back of three discharges, while two discharges in Myanmar saw active cases there fall to 98.
One discharge in Cambodia saw the active caseload there drop to one, with authorities advising the patient is in a serious or critical condition. There was no reported change in, Brunei or Lao PDR during the period.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 61,279 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 17,637 people, or about 28.78 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 6.22 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.15 per cent.
There has been 1,951 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 9.96 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.18 per cent.
As of today, May 13, some 68.03 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 13
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 13, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.00 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 4,337,143 an increase of 84,853.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.84 per cent DoD to 292,403, an increase of 5,272, the majority, 1,582, in the USA.
China reported one new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,919 with 115 current active cases and 78,171 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 22,321 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 1,028,997. There has been 1,408,155 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 83,377 deaths. Only 21.00 per cent of all US cases have recovered.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 69,880, or 4.58 per cent, over the day prior to 1,596,882.
At the current rate there will be/ have been more than 6.3 million SARS-CoV-2 infections by the end of May, with some 413,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 34,377 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 13
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 13
As of 00:23 GMT May 13 there was 2,447,858 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.34 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.89 per cent, or 46,342 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 15.48 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.74 per cent.
As of May 13, some 56.44 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 36.82 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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