Wear Your Face Masks!

According to a report from the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia, some 294,000 confirmed worldwide daily COVID-19 cases were recorded latest today on August 1. 

This was an increase compared to yesterday (July 31) at 287,000 cases, bringing the cumulative worldwide cases to 17,492,650. 

Malaysia has shown a slight improvement. Our country is now ranked at 85th place, with 8,976 confirmed cases, which includes 8,644 recovered cases (96.3 percent), 125 deaths (1.39 percent) and 207 active cases (2.31 percent).

Meanwhile, the top three countries with the most cases, the United States, Brazil and India, recorded an additional roughly 67,000, 58,000 and 55,000 cases respectively today.

In comparison, the U.S. and Brazil showed slight decreases (70,000 and 71,000 respectively yesterday) while India continues to accumulate more cases daily (53,000 yesterday). 

Worldwide recovery rate has further increased to 61.5 percent (equivalent to roughly 10.8 million cases) compared to yesterday at 61.2 percent (equivalent to roughly 10.5 million cases).

MOH has also replaced the term ‘social distancing’ with ‘physical distancing’ yesterday in a statement via Twitter. 

The mandatory wearing of face masks has started today. Remember to do so when out and about, lest one wants to be fined RM1,000 on the spot! 

Also, practice other SOPs like washing and sanitising hands frequently, and maintaining physical distance from one another. 


Chris Teh

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