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Malaysia’s Covid-19 related death toll may reach 26,000 by Sept.
Malaysia’s Covid-19 related death toll may reach 26,000 by Sept, according to University of Washington study

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KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — A study has found that the Covid-19 death toll in the country may reach up to a staggering 26,000 by September based on the current trajectory, said World Health Organisation (WHO) Science Council member Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman.

The estimated number will be at least nine times the current cumulative death toll, which stood at 2,993 today.

She said the study, conducted by the Institute for Health Metric and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington in the United States, also estimated that the daily death rate would go as high as 200 cases towards the end of August.

“Covid-19 is set to be the second-highest cause of death in Malaysia after heart attack,” the infectious diseases expert said in a Sinar Harian programme hosted by Tokoh Wartawan Negara Tan Sri Johan Jaafar that was aired live today.
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