KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 9 — Malaysia has the 50th highest number of cumulative Covid-19 cases around the world at 242,542 infections as of February 7, behind Indonesia and the Philippines.
According to the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 Dashboard, which used the most recent data from February 7, the other Southeast Asian countries — Indonesia (19th place) and the Philippines (32nd place) — have registered a total of 1,157,837 and 537,310 Covid-19 cases so far.
Other Asian countries like India ranked second in the list, while Bangladesh (31st place), Nepal (44th place), Myanmar (72nd place) and Sri Lanka (91st place) were placed in the top 100 on the list of countries with the highest cumulative Covid-19 cases.
According to Our World In Data, Malaysia’s seven-day rolling average for daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases per million people was 116.43 as of yesterday, highest in the Southeast Asian region, followed by Indonesia (40.10 cases), the Philippines (15.28 cases), Thailand (6.35 cases), Singapore (3.81 cases), and Myanmar (2.82 cases).
Other Southeast Asian countries — Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos — have registered less than one daily case per million people on a seven-day rolling average.
In Southeast Asia, Malaysia has been recording the highest daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases per million people on a seven-day rolling average since October 19 last year.