(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Malaysia exceeds 10,000

  China News Service, Kuala Lumpur, September 16 (Reporter Chen Yue) As of 12 noon on the 16th local time, 62 new cases of new coronary pneumonia have been confirmed in Malaysia.

The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Malaysia subsequently exceeded 10,000.

  Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin said in a televised speech on the evening of the 15th that in the past two weeks, the number of new confirmed cases in Malaysia reached 615, and the situation is "worrying".

He called on the public to strictly abide by standard operating procedures and pay attention to epidemic prevention and safety; otherwise, if there is a surge in confirmed cases, the government will have to restart strict movement restrictions.

  Since Malaysia imposed a looser movement restriction order during the recovery period on June 10, the epidemic has been relatively stable.

However, since September, there have been multiple outbreaks of group infections in the country, leading to a rapid increase in new confirmed cases.

As of noon on the 16th, the cumulative number of newly confirmed cases in Malaysia since September has been equal to the cumulative number of newly confirmed cases in July and August.

  According to a report from the Malaysian health department, 61 of the newly confirmed cases on the 16th were local infections, of which 59 were from Sabah.

The recent outbreak of group infections in Sabah prisons added 48 confirmed cases on the 16th. The total number of confirmed cases has reached 472, accounting for more than two-thirds of the newly confirmed cases in Malaysia since September.

  The director of the Ministry of Health of Malaysia, Nuer, pointed out that Sabah had another outbreak of a group infection on the 15th. As of the 15th, there have been 9 confirmed cases of this group infection.

The data also shows that since September, the basic infection index (R0) of Sabah's new coronary pneumonia reached 3.72 at its highest.

Sabah and Kedah, which has also had multiple outbreaks of mass infections recently, have become areas in Malaysia that are under pressure for epidemic prevention and control.

  Up to now, Malaysia has a total of 10031 confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, a total of 9235 cases have been cured, and a total of 128 deaths.