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:
- April 10, 20219 kluster baharu Covid-19, 6 babit tempat kerja
Enam daripada sembilan kluster baharu Covid-19 membabitkan tempat kerja. PETALING JAYA: Kementerian Kesihatan (KKM) mengenal pasti sembilan lagi kluster baharu Covid-19, dengan enam daripadanya membab …
- April 10, 2021Selepas 2 tahun menjanda, ADUN DAP Rara kini isteri ahli perniagaan
Young Syefura Othman dan suaminya yang juga ahli perniagaan berstatus duda itu mengikat tali pertunangan pada 27 Feb lalu. (Gambar Facebook) Kuala Lumpur: Selepas dua tahun menjanda, Ahli Dewan Undang …
- April 10, 20219 new Covid-19 clusters, 6 involving the workplace
Tracing of close contacts is going on in the cluster areas. PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has detected nine new Covid-19 clusters in the past 24 hours, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdu …
- April 10, 2021Italy to pay €1.1 mil over Indian fishermen killing
NEW DELHI: India will accept compensation of €1.1 million from Italy for the families of two fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in 2012, signalling an end to a long-winding case that soured relati …
- April 10, 2021Leave police matters to IGP, MP tells home minister
Earlier today, Hamzah Zainudin (Right) had asked Abdul Hamid Bador to postpone the transfer order. PETALING JAYA: The home minister must not interfere in the move by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) …
- April 10, 2021In a rare row, India protests US Navy’s transit through its waters
NEW DELHI: India protested to the US for a navy vessel conducting a transit through its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) without consent, the foreign ministry said on Friday, in a rare row between the fr …
- April 10, 2021Dr M tak bincang sebelum buat lantikan penting, kata Anwar
Anwar Ibrahim mendakwa Dr Mahathir Mohamad tidak dapat memahami perlunya pembaharuan institusi kerana beliau sebenarnya yang merosakkannya. PETALING JAYA: Ketua Pembangkang, Anwar Ibrahim, berkata pem …
- April 10, 20213,000ha of forest reserves illegally cleared in Perak
The forest atop Gunung Kledang near Ipoh cleared for oil palm planting in 2019. (Facebook pic) LENGGONG: A total of 3,000ha of forest reserves in Perak have been illegally cleared to date, according t …
- April 10, 2021Lahad Datu in Sabah to go under MCO tomorrow
The movement control order in Lahad Datu is to ensure the infection rate remains under control and infections do not spread to other areas. (Bernama pic) PETALING JAYA: Lahad Datu in Sabah will come u …
- April 10, 2021Kes Covid-19 melonjak, PKP di Lahad Datu tengah malam ini
PETALING JAYA: Perintah kawalan pergerakan (PKP) akan dilaksanakan di Lahad Datu, Sabah, bermula 11 hingga 24 April. Menteri Kanan (Keselamatan) Ismail Sabri Yaakob berkata, pelaksanaan PKP di daerah …
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.