Malaysia Records 4,765 New Covid-19 Cases, Breaches 450,000 Total

This is the highest daily tally reported in over three months since January 31 this year when the nation recorded 5,298 cases.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — Malaysia records 4,765 new Covid-19 cases today, surpassing the 450,000 cumulative mark. 

This is the highest daily tally recorded in over three months since January 31 when the nation reported 5,298 cases. Currently, the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is 453,222. 

The Ministry of Health (MOH) tweeted from its official account: “We may hit 5,000 cases by the middle of this month.”

Based on Our World In Data, as compared to all ASEAN countries, Malaysia has the highest number of cumulative cases per one million population as of May 11 at 13,856 per one million population, followed by Singapore (10,497), the Philippines (10,162), and Indonesia (6,301).

In terms of cumulative Covid-19 cases not relative to population, Malaysia has the third highest cumulative cases as of May 11 after Indonesia (1.72 million cases) and the Philippines (1.1 million cases). Myanmar is the fourth highest after Malaysia with 142,974 cumulative cases, followed by Thailand (86,924 cases), and Singapore (61,403 cases)

Today, the highest number of coronavirus cases were reported in Selangor (2,082 cases), the highest daily tally in the country’s most developed state since January 31 when 2,460 cases were recorded. On an average, over the last one week between May 6 and May 12, the number of daily cases reported in Selangor was 1,446 cases. 

Kuala Lumpur reported the second highest number of Covid-19 cases today at 540 cases, followed by Sarawak (405 cases), and Johor (348 cases). 

Yesterday, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced that 80 per cent of Covid-19 cases recently reported were sporadic and not linked to any clusters. He said that the third movement control order (MCO) was implemented because hospital capacities have been decreasing and intensive care units in the Klang Valley are full. 

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