Malaysia reports 9,020 new daily COVID-19 cases

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Malaysia has reported 9,020 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic.

This is the fifth straight day of new record infections, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 558,534.

Malaysia’s average daily COVID-19 cases per capita exceeded India this week and the country’s health care system has been on the verge of collapsing, leading the government to announce a total nationwide lockdown.

The decision was taken after considering the current COVID-19 situation where daily cases have reached over 8,000 with more than 70,000 active cases. Not only is the infection rate going up but also the fatality rate.

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