Coronavirus COVID-19 LIVE Updates & Stats, News LATEST!!! 2020

This page has everything you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19), latest live statistics and news links.

Coronavirus Infographics

The following infographics are sourced from Ministry of Health Malaysia.
For the latest statistics of suspected and confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, please visit this MOH page.

Click the images below to view larger version. They are available in Malay, English and Mandarin language versions.

Coronavirus Latest LIVE Data Statistics

Sourced from 2019-nCoV Global Cases (by Johns Hopkins CSSE)

Sourced from Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation

Sourced from CoronaTracker

What is Novel Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). COVID-19 known as Corona Virus Disease-19, it was first encountered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Where did it originate from?

Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, Hubei provinence, China.

When it started to spread?

Current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019.

Coronavirus Timeline


Read the full article: Clinical features of patients infected with 2019 novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

Read the full article: A familial cluster of pneumonia associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus indicating person-to-person transmission: a study of a family cluster

Why is there fear of it?

The new coronavirus has been declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread outside China. There is no vaccination or name for the virus too at the moment. Many countries have closed doors to the travellers from China.The central province of Hubei, is in a state of lockdown. The province of 60 million people is home to Wuhan, the heart of the outbreak.

How to stay safe from the virus?

WHO’s standard recommendations for the general public to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
  • When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
  • The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.

Daily News Collection on Coronavirus

Finance Minister: Malaysia’s fiscal position is solid (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: Sabah opens up six new quarantine centres (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Melaka cancels all Ramadan bazaars due to Covid-19 (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Where is the love? Global condom shortage looms as MCO shuts world’s top producer (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Recovered Covid-19 patients risk getting re-infected if they defy ministry’s advice (The Star, 27 March 2020)
UK police use drones to stop dog walkers during crisis (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: Those under B40 group who are quarantined to get RM50 daily income replacement (The Star, 27 March 2020)
In virus-hit France the doctor will see you now – virtually (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Four accused in Sibu jailed for breaching MCO (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Spike in Covid-19 cases in Johor villages linked to tabligh gathering (The Star, 27 March 2020)
MCO: 11 men including nine foreigners jogging around Mont Kiara arrested (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: Bosses panic-buy spy software to keep tabs on remote workers (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: Homebound workers close to overwhelming Internet junctions (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Muhyiddin: ‘We are not perfect, but we are doing the best we can’ (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Non-Covid-19 patients in S’wak GH may be moved to other hospitals if cases spike further (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Enforcement personnel and civil servants included in stimulus package (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Opinion: Animal Crossing is Nintendo’s gift to a coronavirus-weary world (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: 130 new cases, death toll now at 26 (updated) (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Health Ministry gets RM500mil boost in fight against Covid-19 (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Opinion: Coronavirus has turned the Facebook narrative (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Police grateful additional allowance allocated for frontliners (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: Raub health office seeking individuals in three locations (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Fruits, other food items can be transported during MCO, says Sabah govt (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Major disinfection exercise at Sri Petaling mosque vicinity on Saturday (March 28) (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Wisma Putra seeking additional RM19mil to repatriate stranded M’sians (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Covid-19: eScooter companies pull out of cities worldwide amid pandemic (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Department stores, cinemas in Tokyo to close over weekend (The Star, 27 March 2020)
China govt, Jack Ma Foundation help Laos fight against Covid-19 (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Muhyiddin unveils RM250bil economic stimulus package (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Brunei records 5 new COVID-19 cases, total now 114 (The Star, 27 March 2020)
Seven arrested in Penang for playing football, jogging in defiance of MCO (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Coronavirus fuels cybersex trafficking fears for children in South-East Asia (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Transport Ministry creates special website to provide up-to-date info (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Only accepting Covid-19 case? Fake news, says Seremban hospital (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Enhanced MCO: Residents in two Kluang areas not allowed to leave home for two weeks (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Stimulus package must help both employers and employees, says Lee Lam Thye (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: Donated medical supplies from Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundations arrive in M’sia (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Two-year-old leukaemia patient tests positive for Covid-19 (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Sabah police haul up estate manager for defying stop-work order (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Face mask fraud: 393 cases amounting to RM1.1mil in losses reported, says Deputy IGP (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Ipoh cops arrest four suspects out on a bender during MCO (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: Virus hands world leaders sweeping powers they may never give up (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Pantai condo residents face added woes amid MCO as burst pipe causes water cut (The Star, 26 March 2020)
In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: Designer face masks are going for US$200 a pop online (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Johor cops awaiting return of 30 tabligh attendees, eight test negative for Covid-19 (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: Under lockdown, US teens turn to TikTok for life hacks, laughs (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Negri MB: Ramadan bazaars not allowed in the state this year (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: 235 more cases reported, death toll now at 23 (updated) (The Star, 26 March 2020)
Covid-19: Sarawak receives 20,000 face masks from China’s Fujian province (The Star, 26 March 2020)

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