Malaysia reported 19,631 new COVID-19 cases and 293 deaths, but discharged 16,468 patients who fully recovered!
Here are the COVID-19 updates for Malaysia on 17 August 2021…
COVID-19 In Malaysia : 16,468 Patients Discharged!
On 17 August 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health announced that another 16,468 patients fully recovered from COVID-19, and were discharged today!
That means a total of 1,162,578 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered in Malaysia so far! That’s a recovery rate of 81.6%.
COVID-19 In Malaysia : 19,631 New Cases!
The third wave continues with 19,631 new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia!
This raises the total number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia to 1,444,624, with 252,147 active cases – a huge increase of 2,870 cases!
They also shared that there are 7 additional patients in the ICU – 1,054 cases right now, and 5 additional patients requiring respiratory support – 525 cases right now.
COVID-19 In Malaysia : Cases Breakdown By State
Here is the breakdown of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia, according to states.
Selangor is at the top with 524,113 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 157,624 cases, Johor with 113,664 cases, and Sabah with 108,933 cases.
COVID-19 In Malaysia : 293 Deaths Today
The Malaysia Ministry of Health announced 293 deaths today!
That means a total of 13,077 people have died from COVID-19 – a mortality rate of 0.91%.
Day 64 Of National Recovery Plan In Malaysia
Today marks the 64th day of the National Recovery Plan (PPN), which was announced on 15 June 2021.
Under PPN, states have to achieve certain criteria to shift from Phase 1 (most stringent restrictions) to Phase 2, Phase 3 and Phase 4 (most relaxed restrictions).
Read more : Malaysia National Recovery Plan : 8 August 2021 Edition!
COVID-19 : How To Keep Safe!
Here are a few simple steps to stay safe from COVID-19 :
- Avoid suspected cases or disease hotspots, like hospitals, if possible!
- Avoid public events and crowds
- Keep our hands clean with soap or hand sanitiser
- If you need to wear a surgical mask, make sure you put it on and remove it properly!
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Recommended : Surgical Mask : How To CORRECTLY Wear + Remove!
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