As of 00:30 GMT May 14 there was 41,882 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 191, or 0.46 per cent, on the day prior. Of this 178, or 0.43 per cent, are classified as serious or critical. An additional 1,475 people were discharged and sent home after treatment.
The Philippines and Indonesia both recorded 21 deaths yesterday to bring fatalities in the former to 772 and 1,028 in the latter.
Indonesia recorded 689 fresh COVID-19 cases to push active infections to 11,123, while 268 new cases in the Philippines saw the caseload there rise to 8,595, of which 77 are considered serious or critical. In Indonesia 224 people were sent home, while the Philippines discharged 145.
In Malaysia two deaths yesterday bumped fatalities up to 11, while 37 new infections and 58 discharges saw the active caseload fall to 1,387, of which 16 are classified as serious or critical,
There was no other COVID-19 related deaths recorded in any other Asean member country during the period.
Singapore yesterday recorded 675 new infections, however, active cases fell to 20,516, of which 19 are graded as serious or critical, on the back of 958 people being discharged. In Myanmar one fresh case and three discharges saw the active caseload fall to 96.
Thailand yesterday recorded its first day since May 4 (18 people undergoing quarantine were confirmed positive on May 4) with no new cases of COVID-19. On the back of 46 discharges the active caseload dropped to 117, of which 61 are rated as in a serious or critical condition.
In Lao PDR the active caseload fell to five as the result of one person being discharged, while there was no change reported in Brunei, Cambodia or Vietnam.
Since the first Asean case of COVID-19 was identified in Thailand on January 12 there has been 62,949 confirmed cases recorded in Asean member countries with 19,112 people, or about 30.36 per cent of all infections, having been treated and discharged.
In the past 24-hours the number of COVID-19 ‘survivors’ throughout Asean increased 8.36 per cent DoD, while deaths increased 2.26 per cent.
There has been 1,995 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 9.45 per cent. Based on the total number of infections the CMR is 3.17 per cent.
As of today, May 14, some 66.53 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 infections in Asean remain active.
Global COVID-19 cases up to May 14
In the 24-hours to 00:01 GMT May 14, the number of new COVID-19 cases globally rose 2.03 per cent day-on-day (DoD) to 4,425,639 an increase of 88,202.
The number of deaths globally attributed to COVID-19 in the past 24-hours increased by 1.82 per cent DoD to 297,765, an increase of 5,314, the majority, 1,772, in the USA.
China reported seven new infections bringing the official case count there to 82,926 with 104 current active cases and 78,189 recovered patients. There has been 4,633 deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in China.
In comparison the USA yesterday reported 21,712 new infections to bring the active caseload there to 1,035,718. There has been 1,430,348 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections recorded in the USA and 85,197 deaths. Only 21.63 per cent of all US cases have recovered.
Meanwhile, the number of people treated and discharged globally rose by 60,008, or 3.76 per cent, over the day prior to 1,656,890.
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 411,000 deaths.
In the past seven days COVID-19 related illnesses have been blamed for the deaths of 32,928 people.
Global COVID-19 top 30 countries with the most deaths up to May 14
Global COVID-19 overview up to May 14
As of 00:30 GMT May 14 there was 2,470,984 active cases of COVID-19 globally, an increase of 0.94 per cent on the day prior, of which some 1.86 per cent, or 45,921 people, are classified as in a serious or critical condition.
Based on completed cases (number of discharged + number of dead), the current CMR is 15.23 per cent. On March 15 the CMR for completed cases was eight per cent. As a percentage of total infections the CMR today is 6.73 per cent.
As of May 14, some 55.83 per cent of all diagnosed SARS-CoV-2 infections remain active, while 37.44 per cent of all diagnosed cases have recovered.
Correction: This story was last updated at 13:28 May 15, 2020. The original table for Asean contained an error in the number of Thailand dischargees. The table has been replaced.
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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