The number of newly detected daily COVID19 cases in Malaysia continues to rise, reaching an all time high of 27,831 cases yesterday. The previous peak was 24,599 recorded on August 26th 2021. Data is obtained from official sources provided by the Health Ministry at their COVIDNOW tracking portal .
Meanwhile, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said today that national data on daily COVID19 numbers will no longer be released separately every afternoon but instead, the number of new cases will be released along with data for other categories such as bed utilisation, the number of patients in intensive care, and the number of patients requiring respiratory assistance.
The Minister said “This is so we can look at the daily case data along with other data like hospitalisation rates to decrease the fear factor about daily case numbers,” he told a press conference here today.
“This will involve a change in mindset. Rather than looking at 20,000 cases or 30,000 cases daily, we should look at it with the other metrics and get a clearer picture of the real situation.”
Khairy said the move was in line with international norms, Free Malaysia Today reports.