Health DG: M’sia’s Covid-19 Mortality Rate Is Among The Lowest In The World At 1.58%

Health DG: M’sia’s Covid-19 Mortality Rate Is Among The Lowest In The World At 1.58%

If you have had any reason to doubt our healthcare services during this time of crisis in Malaysia, then it’s time to put all your doubts to rest. Toiling night and day, our healthcare authorities have been doing their utmost to ensure that the Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia is properly contained.

As such, according to a Tweet from the Ministry of Health, quoting the Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Malaysia might just have one of the best healthcare responses to this global pandemic.

Source: KKM Twitter

The quote also mentions that at present, the mortality rate of Covid-19 in Malaysia is among the lowest in the world at 1.58%.

This is in comparison with mortality rates seen in other parts of the world such as Italy, which has recorded a case fatality rate (CFR) of 12.67% and 9.98% in Spain as of 9th April 2020 according to Statista.

It is worth noting however, that we have yet to win the battle against Covid-19, but we haven’t lost it either. As of yesterday, Malaysia has recorded over 4,288 Covid-19 cases, with 67 deaths.

We applaud our dedicated healthcare workers for doing their very best to keep the nation safe during this crisis, and hope that they remain safe while conducting their duties! 

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