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Current Updates on COVID-19 in Malaysia [21 August 2020]


The Ministry of Health (MOH) would like to inform that 13 cases have fully recovered and discharged today. Cumulatively, 8,945 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been discharged (96.7% of total cumulative cases).

A total of nine (9) additional confirmed COVID-19 case were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH today. Cumulatively there are now 9,249 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia. Therefore, there are currently 179 active and infective COVID-19 cases. They have all been isolated and given treatment. 

Of the nine (9) additional cases reported today, four (4) are imported cases who were infected overseas, all involving non-Malaysians

Of the five (5) local transmission cases, four (4) are Malaysians and one (1) non-Malaysian.

Currently, seven (7) confirmed COVID-19 cases are receiving treatment in the intensive care units (ICUs), with four (4) patients on ventilation support.

No additional COVID-19 death was reported to the National CPRC MOH today. Cumulatively, there remains 125 COVID-19 deaths in Malaysia (1.35% of total cumulative cases).