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Worldwide COVID-19 Cases Pass 17 Million

According to a report from the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, some 287,000 confirmed worldwide daily COVID-19 cases were recorded latest today on July 31. This was an increase compared to yesterday (July 30) at 253,000 cases, bringing the cumulative cases past the 17 million mark, at 17,198,414. 

Malaysia is still ranked at 84th place, with 8,964 confirmed cases, which includes 8,617 recovered cases (96.13 percent), 124 deaths (1.38 percent) and 223 active cases (2.49 percent).

Meanwhile, the top three countries with the most cases, the United States, Brazil and India, recorded additional 70,000, 71,000 and 53,000 cases respectively today.

Worldwide recovery rate has increased to 61.2 percent (equivalent to roughly 10.5 million cases) in comparison to the day before at just 60.79 percent (equivalent to roughly 10.3 million cases). 45 countries have more than 90 percent recovery rate at the present. 

Ipohites, remember to follow SOPs while celebrating the Hari Raya Haji occasion. Wash and sanitise hands frequently, wear face masks while in public places and practice social (physical) distancing. 

 

Chris Teh

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Chris Teh

Born and bred in Ipoh, Chris Teh is proficient in Chinese, English and Malay, with the Japanese language in the making. Joining Ipoh Echo has helped utilise his writing and translation skills. In his spare time, he catches Pokemon in Pokemon GO, discovering up and coming places on the side.

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