Sunday, 29 March 2020

Coronavirus: Lowest daily rate of increase in two weeks for Malaysia

The number of cases in Malaysia rose by 130 today to reach 2,161 total cases. That's a 6.4% increase since yesterday - the lowest daily rate of increase since 12 May. This suggests we seem to be moving in the right direction....

Covid-19 trajectory: How Malaysia, Italy, South Korea and Singapore are faring

It is difficult to make sense of the daily rise in Covid-19 cases and how we are coping in our battle compared to other countries. To me, this graph provides a more meaningful comparison of a few selected countries: Italy,...

Covid-19: Only two new cases in Penang as rate of increase falls in Malaysia

Today, not only has the rate of increase in the increase in the number of cases fallen, the absolute numbers for Penang and Malaysia have also plunged. In Penang, only two new cases, as the total inched up by just 3%...

Despite daily spikes in cases, rate of increase has stabilised a bit

The bad news is that the number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia continues to rise - today was the highest (212 new cases) so far for the country. But the good news, if you could call it that, is that the...

Coronavirus cases in Penang jump by 13 to 50 today

As the number of cases in Malaysia spiked by 153 to 1,183, Penang saw its highest daily increase of 13 cases today, taking its total to 50. So far, just one of those 50 has been discharged. It is not looking...

Coronavirus tests: Where does Malaysia stand?

How are we faring in our testing of suspected cases of coronavirus? This graph shows where we stand among a group of selected countries of interest. The figures are for tests per million people. Note that countries with more tests tend...