Malaysia Has Recorded Over 51,000 Cases To Date & May Overtake Singapore Within A Week

Malaysia has also recorded 1,290 positive cases today.

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Malaysia has reached a cumulative total of 51,680 COVID-19 cases today, 19 November

Singapore has recorded single-digit cases over the past seven days and has a cumulative total of 58,143 cases.

According to CodeBlue's analysis, Malaysia may surpass Singapore's total cases around one week if it continues to record four-digit cases every day.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has projected that Malaysia has an R0 value between 0.9 and 1.1, meaning the rate of infection is high - a person who has COVID-19 will transmit it to an average of one person.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Malaysia has also recorded 1,290 positive cases today

Out of the new daily cases, 1,285 are local transmissions while five are imported cases.

Additionally, 110 patients are being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with 37 patients needing ventilator support.

Sabah reported the highest number of new positive cases at 660, and the second highest was Selangor with 407 cases, then Kuala Lumpur at 72.

Regardless, the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) may be lifted in some states depending on the number of cases

On 18 November, Defence Minister Ismail Sabri hinted in his press conference that some states may be lifted but did not specify which states are affected.

He said that the MOH has been instructed to conduct risk assessments by studying the number of cases and infection rates.

"The MOH will present their findings this Friday (20 November). If they feel those states are safer and can be considered green zones, then perhaps the CMCO in those states will end."

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