553 COVID-19 Cases In Malaysia : 125 NEW Cases Today!

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Malaysia today recorded 125 new COVID-19 cases, a drop from 190 cases yesterday. This raises the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 553.

Here are the latest updates of the COVID-19 situation in Malaysia on 16 March 2020…

553 COVID-19 Cases In Malaysia : 125 NEW Cases Today!


COVID-19 In Malaysia : 125 New Cases Today!

As of 12 PM today, the Malaysia Ministry of Health also announced that they identified 125 new COVID-19 casesCases 429 to 553.

Here is the breakdown of the 125 new cases, according to states :

MOH 2020-03-16 cases 02

Based on their preliminary investigations, the majority of these new cases – 95 to be exact – are related to the Tabligh gathering held at the Seri Petaling mosque.

They also reported that there are now TWELVE (`2) COVID-19 cases in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), requiring ventilation support.

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MOH 2020-03-16 cases 01


COVID-19 In Malaysia : Late Containment Phase

Based on the current situation, the Malaysia Ministry of Health announced that Malaysia is currently in the late containment phase (Phase 3) of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this phase, their main goal will be to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Malaysia from becoming more serious.

Disease Outbreak Response Matrix Malaysia

Concurrently, the Malaysia Ministry of Health is also preparing to enter the mitigation phase (Phase 4). Some of the measures they have undertaken include :

  1. Designating the Sungai Buloh Hospital as the dedicated admitting hospital for confirmed COVID-19 cases;
  2. Strengthening the capacity and capabilities of laboratories for COVID-19 testing;
  3. Identifying quarantine centres throughout the country; and
  4. Collaborating with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and private healthcare facilities in managing COVID-19 cases.


Did You Attend The Tabligh Gathering?

The Malaysia Ministry of Health is looking for those who attended the Ijtimak Tabligh at the Seri Petaling Mosque from 28 February to 1 March 2020.

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COVID-19 : Malaysia MOH Looks For Ijtimak Tabligh Attendees
Credit : Buletin TTKM

If you attended that Ijtimak Tabligh on any of those days, please contact the District Health Office, or the National Crisis Preparedness And Response Centre (CPRC) numbers below :





COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!

Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :

  • Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
  • Avoid public events and crowds
  • Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
  • Keep our home, office, vehicles, etc. clean
  • If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
  • Thoroughly cook your food, and boil water before drinking

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