Malaysia has entered the 4th phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) today, the 29th of April. So here's a summary of how the first three phases of the MCO went.
Before MCO - 673 cases (65% in last 3 days before MCO)
1st phase of MCO (18/3-31/3) - 2093 cases (149.5/day)
2nd phase of MCO (1/4-14/4) - 2221 cases (158.6/day)
3rd phase of MCO (15/4-28/4) - 864 cases (61.7/day)
As you can see, the 3rd phase of the MCO reported significantly fewer COVID-19 cases in the country, which suggests that the MCO has succeeded in mitigating the spread of the disease. Hopefully this 4th phase will bring it down even further, and Malaysia can start planning an exit strategy for the rest of the year.
Total cases - 5851
Total recoveries - 4032 (68.91%)
Total deaths - 100 (1.71%)
Our recovery rate is increasing as the days go by, almost reaching 70%, while our death rate remains among the lowest in the world. As for recurrent infections, though our MOH echoes the sentiments of the WHO that it is a possibility, the country has not recorded any cases thus far.
The image below is a visual representation of our daily active cases since the beginning of March. Different colours represent different stages of the MCO.