It has been roughly two years since the first case of Covid-19 in Malaysia and we have seen over 30,000 deaths since then. Fortunately, yesterday (19 June) marks another milestone in our fight against the pandemic.
According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, for the first time since 18 December 2020, Malaysia reported zero deaths due to Covid-19.
“Our ongoing transition to endemicity has been calibrated and data-driven. Let us pray it continues paying off,” he said via his official Twitter account on Sunday (19 June).
Khairy also attributed the success to the government’s calibrated and data-driven strategies.
“Let us pray it continues paying off,” he added.
Today, for the first time since 18th December 2020, Malaysia will be reporting 0 deaths due to COVID-19.
Our ongoing transition to endemicity has been calibrated and data-driven. Let us pray it continues paying off.
— Khairy Jamaluddin 🇲🇾🌺 (@Khairykj) June 19, 2022
According to Malay Mail, the country’s new infections also continued its decline with the Health Ministry recording 1,690 cases and zero clusters as of midnight.
Statistics on the ministry’s CovidNow website showed that the total active cases in the country are now down to 25,944 with 96 per cent of infected people having symptoms mild enough that they need only quarantine at home.
Currently, Malaysia’s infectivity rate (Rt) has gone up to 1.08 compared to 0.96 in the previous epidemiological week. As of today, the cumulative Covid-19 cases since the pandemic broke out totals 4,538,922.