KUALA LUMPUR – Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah urged the public to prepare for the worst in facing the current COVID-19 wave following an exponential trend indicated by the COVID-19 graph in this country.
“The rise in cases started from April 1 and could trigger a vertical surge. We need to prepare for the worst. Please help us by staying at home. Only together, we can break the chain of infection,” he said in his official Twitter account on May 25.
Malaysia’s daily new COVID-19 cases have reached the 7,000 mark since May 25, with today’s cases again hitting an all-time high at 7,857.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) posted in a Twitter update that Selangor reported 2,675 new cases today, the highest among states and federal territories across the country.
This was followed by Sarawak with 772 new infections, and Kelantan with 754.
Malaysia’s total COVID-19 cases now stand at 541,224.
“Between May 1 to 25, 2021, the trend of brought-in-dead (BID) cases is increasing with the highest daily BID cases recorded on May 22 which was 10 cases.
“A total of 93 BID cases were reported during this period compared to 35 cases in April 2021, an increase of 165.7%,” said the MOH today.
The MOH also highlighted that the majority of COVID-19 patients now are within the ages of 20 to 40.
Among yesterday’s 61 new COVID-19 deaths, which is the current highest, it was reported that the youngest COVID-19 death was a 20-year-old with no prior illness recorded.
Dr Noor Hisham has advised the public to stay at home and comply strictly with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in case of an emergency or attendance at work.