MIER’s projected rate of cases compared to the actual rate for the period of March 24 until March 30

KUCHING: It is too early to be jubilant over signs that the Covid-19 infection curve is flattening said Senior Minister Fadillah Yusof.

He said although the trend of infection appeared to be stable, measures must continue to be taken by all parties to ensure the virus can be contained.

He was commenting on the trend of positive cases compared to the projected trend of infection prepared by the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER).

Among the key observations from the data is that the actual reported number of positive cases are lower than the projected trajectory with 1,321 less cases reported.

The actual average of day to day increases for seven days from March 24 until March 30 was at 7.49 per cent compared to the projected rate of 12.51 per cent.

Fadillah Yusuf

“There are positive changes based on the trend. It appears that the new cases are showing signs of flattening, but efforts and cooperation from all are still needed.

“The increase in cases from March 24 until March 30 also dipped, contrary to the projection by MIER.

“Nevertheless, it is too early for us to be satisfied. But this goes to show that the movement control order (MCO) has yielded positive effects,” he said in a Facebook posting yesterday.

Fadillah who is also Works Minister hoped that all Malaysians would continue to adhere to the directives issued by the authorities so that the pandemic could be contained.
“There is hope for us but everyone’s cooperation is highly needed. Let us all work together. God willing,” he wrote.