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.
If you’d like to use these graphs and maps on your site or articles, please e-mail us.
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:
- August 13, 2020Fighter pilot and double Olympian who took nation sky high
Shahrudin Mohd Ali (standing fifth from right) with the Malaysian contingent before they left for the 1960 Rome Olympics. KUALA LUMPUR: As a kampung boy, former deputy chief of the Royal Malaysian Air …
- August 13, 20201,000 Sook Food and Farm: A happy place for the family
1,000 Sook is one of the main attractions at Cha-am. Cha-am is a beach town not far from Hua Hin. Almost everyone who visits Hua Hin makes the short trip to Cha-am as it has many attractions. One of t …
- August 13, 2020Israel, US successfully test Arrow-2 missile interceptor
The Arrow-2 and a newer generation system, Arrow-3, will serve as the top tier defence against potential attacks. (Twitter pic/Adam Milstein) WASHINGTON: Israel successfully tested its Arrow-2 ballist …
- August 13, 2020Syarikat Indonesia cipta aiskrim perisa Indomie, siap ada bawang goreng!
Aiskrim berperisa Indomie pertama di Indonesia siap ada bawang kriuk-kriuk yang ditabur. Tiada yang boleh gantikan “legend” maggi goreng Indomie yang menjadi kegemaran ramai orang di Indonesia dan Mal …
- August 13, 20203 ways women sabotage their own dreams
Women are often too quick to give up on their dreams. (Rawpixel pic) Even with all the progress women have made in terms of equality at home and in the workplace, it has been a somewhat patchy ride. T …
- August 13, 2020Focus on preventive healthcare in Budget 2021, say experts
The health ministry’s budget is more focused on treatment than prevention and this trend has to change, say experts. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: More efficient use of resources, an emphasis on …
- August 13, 2020Australia logs lowest rise in Covid-19 cases in more than 3 weeks
Police officers check drivers at a roadblock in Melbourne ahead of a lockdown last month. (AP pic) SYDNEY: The rate of new Covid-19 infections in an Australian hot spot slowed on Thursday, officials r …
- August 13, 2020Reveal MA63 panel’s final report, Putrajaya urged
DAP assemblywoman Irene Chang has urged all MPs from Sarawak to continue raising the issue in Parliament. (Facebook pic) KUCHING: A Sarawak opposition leader and an NGO have questioned Putrajaya’s ref …
- August 13, 2020Isu hukuman mati ke atas kesalahan dadah dijangka jadi tumpuan Parlimen hari ini
Ahli Parlimen Bukit Gelugor Ramkarpal Singh dijadual meminta penjelasan perdana menteri berhubung cadangan meminda hukuman bagi kesalahan pengedaran dadah kepada hukuman penjara minimum. KUALA LUMPUR: …
- August 13, 20205 communication tips to ensure repeat jobs from clients
Discussion and feedback from both sides can help build a long-term relationship. (Pixabay pic) Good communication not only ensures that no mistakes are made, it can help win repeat jobs from a client. …
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.