Spread of COVID-19 in MalaysiaCurrent incidence in the week ending 01/28/2023: 5.6 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until January 28th, 2023, a total of 5,035,073 infected people and 36,932 deaths have been reported in Malaysia.
The total of 5,035,073 infected people currently represents 15.56 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding January 28th, 2023, was 1,819, for a 7-day incidence of 5.6 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 13 people died from (or with) COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.7 percent in Malaysia.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 72.39 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 8th, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 28.12 million people who have received at least one vaccination (86.9 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 16.28 million people (50.3 percent).
27.53 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Malaysia (= 85.1 percent).
This makes Malaysia one of the best-supplied countries in the world. The vaccination rate is higher in 25 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||168 cm||157 cm|
|Weight||71.5 kg||64.0 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.03%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Malaysia, 22.5 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 11 percent.
Medical suppliesMedical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Malaysia is below average compared to the world population. The country provides 1.9 hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 50,800 physicians in Malaysia, there are about 1.51 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality rate of major known diseases can be reduced as far as possible. For example, only about 18 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.