Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

New daily cases drop below 3,000 mark, with 2,342 reported on Monday (Jan 17)

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There were 2,342 new Covid-19 infections reported in Malaysia on Monday (Jan 17), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says this brings the cumulative total number of infections in the country to 2,810,669 cases since the pandemic began. He added that a more detailed breakdown of Monday's daily infections would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal at midnight.

3,010 new cases bring total to 2,808,347

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The Health Ministry reported 3,010 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Jan 16). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,808,347. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

3,074 new cases bring total to 2,805,337

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The Health Ministry reported 3,074 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Jan 15). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,805,337. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Nearly 500 Delta variant Covid-19 cases since Monday

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The Health Ministry detected nearly 500 new Delta variant Covid-19 cases within the space of five days, from Monday to today. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said all 486 of the cases detected were from Delta variant, with no Omicron variant cases reported. "A total of 6,246 VOC and 20 Variant of Interest (VOI) have been detected in the country. Out of the VOC cases, 5,726 are from Delta, 253 Omicron, 233 Beta, and 14 Alpha," he said in a statement today. For VOI cases, he said 13 were from Theta variant, four Kappa, and three Eta.

Malaysia records 3,346 new cases on Friday (Jan 14)

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A total of 3,346 new Covid-19 cases were detected in Malaysia on Friday (Jan 14), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings the cumulative total number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 2,802,263 cases since the pandemic began. He also said a more detailed breakdown of the daily infections would be uploaded to the Health Ministry's CovidNow website at midnight.

Govt sets ceiling price for Sinovac, Sinopharm vaccines

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The government has set a ceiling price for private sales of Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac and Sinopharm. The wholesale ceiling price of the vaccine from Sinovac is RM62 and RM77 for customers, while the wholesale ceiling price for the Sinopharm vaccine is RM48 and RM61 for customers. In a joint statement on Thursday (Jan 13), Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the ceiling price would come into effect on Jan 15 under the Price Control and Anti-Profiteering Act 2011 and enforced by the Health Ministry’s Pharmaceutical Enforcement Division.

Another 3,684 cases recorded on Thursday (Jan 13)

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A total of 3,684 new Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday (Jan 13), says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. In a tweet, the Health director-general said this took the cumulative total to 2,798,917.

3,198 new cases bring total to 2,795,233

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The Health Ministry reported 3,198 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Jan 12). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,795,233. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

3,175 new cases bring total to 2,792,035

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The Health Ministry reported 3,175 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 11). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,792,035. The number of new cases according to states will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

2,641 new cases bring total to 2,788,860

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The Health Ministry reported 2,641 new Covid-19 cases on Monday (Jan 10). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,788,860. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

3,251 new cases bring total to 2,783,331

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The Health Ministry reported 3,251 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Jan 8). Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted that this brought the cumulative infections in the country to 2,783,331. The number of new cases according to state will be shared by the Health Ministry on its CovidNow portal.

Malaysia reports 3,381 new cases on Friday (Jan 7)

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Malaysia recorded 3,381 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (Jan 7), says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Health director-general said, in a tweet, that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia to 2,780,080 since the pandemic began. He added that Selangor recorded the most cases with 879, followed by Kelantan (385), Johor (299) and Kuala Lumpur (271).