Malaysia's Total COVID-19 Cases Officially Surpasses Singapore's Cumulative Total

Singapore ended the last active cluster in the country yesterday, 24 November.

Cover image via Reuters via The Straits Times & AP via The Economic Times

Malaysia has officially surpassed Singapore's total cumulative cases by 664 after reporting yet another record-breaking 2,188 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, 24 November

On Tuesday, Singapore reported 18 new cases and brought the total COVID-19 infection tally to 58,183, reported Bernama.

Meanwhile, Malaysia's current total cumulative cases stand at 58,847, 1.13% or 664 cases more than Singapore.

Singapore also ended the last cluster involving a migrant workers' dormitory yesterday.

"With the closure of this cluster, there are no active COVID-19 clusters for the first time since 3 February 2020," it said in a statement issued late last night.

Last week, an analysis conducted by health news site CodeBlue noted that Malaysia may overtake Singapore in the number of total cases within a week's time

The forecast materialised exactly seven days later.

Based on data found on the Center For Strategic And International Studies (CSIS), Malaysia currently ranks fourth in the total number of cases in Southeast Asia (SEA).

Here is the breakdown of the total COVID-19 infection tally in each country in the region:
- Indonesia: 506,302
- Philippines: 421,722
- Myanmar: 80,505
- Malaysia: 58,847
- Singapore: 58,183
- Thailand: 3,922
- Vietnam: 1,316
- Cambodia: 306
- Brunei: 149
- Timor Leste: 30

Image via CSIS

Collectively, the region recorded 10,470,107 total confirmed cases as of yesterday

Data on the World Health Organization's (WHO) website shows SEA placed third in the world in total cumulative cases followed by the American and European regions.

Additionally, John Hopkins University's data revealed that as of 19 November, Malaysia also ranked the fourth-highest mortality rate in the region at 10.45 per million population, following the Philippines (76.24), Indonesia (59.09), and Myanmar (30.29).

Singapore's mortality rate in SEA stood at seventh place with 4.99 per million population.

Keep practising physical distancing and wash your hands often. Here is the breakdown of the active COVID-19 clusters in Malaysia as of yesterday:

Selangor reported 1,623 new COVID-19 cases alone yesterday:

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