KUALA LUMPUR JAN.10: Malaysia is in the 13th position out of 122 countries in the world scoring 66.5 points and being the top country in Southeast Asia as of Dec.31, 2021 as reported in the Nikkei COVID-19 Recovery Index (NCRI).
According to NCRI, Malaysia and Israel scored 66.5 points and both are in the 13th position.
Bahrain is top on the list scoring 82.0 followed by Chile (76.5), Taiwan (75.5), UAE (75.0), China (74.5), Uruguay (74.0), Saudi Arabia (70.5), South Korea (70.5), Kuwait (70.0), Mongolia (69.5), Hong Kong (68.0) and Japan (67.5).
Meanwhile other Southeast Asian countries ranking in the top 30 include Cambodia number 23 with 62.0 points followed by Singapore on 23rd position (62.0) and Thailand on 30th place with 60.5 points sharing with Denmark and Sri Lanka.
On another development, as of 9th Jan.2022 the Ministry of Health reported that there were 2,714 cured cases bringing the cumulative total to 2,714,614 or 97.4 per cent while 2,888 were new COVID-19 cases adding the cumulative total to 2,786,219.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 284 cases need treatment in the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 117 cases requiring respiratory aids.
“From 2,888 daily cases reported, 36 cases (1.2 per cent) were from categories 3, 4 and 5 while another 2,852 cases (98.8 per cent) were from categories 1 and 2.
“There was one new cluster with 172 active clusters while 5,987 have expired and 6,159 clusters have been formed since the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.-Malaysia World News