Coronavirus cases and fatalities in Malaysia
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day in Malaysia
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS COVID-19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
It is zoonotic, meaning that it was transmitted from animal to human. It is now sure that the disease can be transmitted from human to human.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE VIRUS?
The virus does not spread on its own. People who have the virus are the ones who spread it. Therefore, the following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus:
- Wash your hands very often;
- Cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or with a tissue when you cough or sneeze;
- Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away;
- Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek;
- Avoid gatherings, reduce travel and contacts.
Coronavirus in Malaysia News:
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- January 19, 2021India urges frontline workers not to refuse Covid-19 vaccines
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- January 19, 2021Jokowi pledges to rebuild quake-hit city as death toll reaches 90
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- January 19, 2021Fairplay above all in dispensing justice, says Federal Court
On Sept 10 last year, a seven-member Federal Court bench unanimously allowed Anwar Ibrahim’s motion to review a previous ruling by the apex court. PUTRAJAYA: Fair play is of paramount importance …
- January 19, 2021Banci dalam talian dibuka semula, kata Ismail Sabri
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- January 19, 2021Peniaga dicekup cuba sogok ketua jabatan agensi kerajaan
KOTA KINABALU: Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) menahan seorang peniaga selepas dipercayai cuba menyogok seorang ketua jabatan sebuah agensi kerajaan bagi mempercepatkan proses kelulusan …
Coronavirus pandemic in Malaysia:
The outbreak started in January, with the first case being reported on January 25, but the number of new cases remained low for a while, and was mostly restricted to travelers. Things remained relatively quiet for about a month.
Things changed unfortunately, due to a religious procession which favored the transmission of the disease. the largest cluster was linked to a Tablighi Jamaat religious gathering held in Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur in late February and early March, leading to massive spikes in local cases and exportation of cases to neighboring countries. Within 3 weeks, the virus had spread to every state and federal territory in the country.
In early March, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) expressed great concern and measures were announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia. It was on March 16 that a nationwide “Movement Control Order” (MCO) was declared, with the aim of mitigating the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing. This measure was initially announced to last between 18 March and 31 March.
The Philippines has managed to flatten the curve as of mid-April, but fears of a virus resurgence still remain. There are 57 hospitals that provide screening services for coronavirus, and a further total of 409 sites across the country have been gazetted by the federal government.
In mid-March, the Malaysian Vaccines and Pharmaceuticals (MVP) reportedly has pleaded for co-operation and support from the federal government.
A fiscal stimulus package of RM 6 billion (0.4 percent of GDP) was approved on February 27, 2020, including increased health spending. A second stimulus package of RM 25 bn (1.7 percent of GDP) was released on March 27, 2020, including additional health spending; cash transfers to low income households; wage subsidies to help employers retain workers; and infrastructure spending in East Malaysia. Malaysia was also hit economically by declining oil prices.