With latest jump, Malaysia now has fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia

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  • Thursday, 19 Mar 2020

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19. - Nexu Science Communication/Reuters

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia now has the fourth highest number of Covid-19 cases in Asia behind China, Iran and South Korea.

This follows the latest jump in the number of new cases in Malaysia, with 110 new cases reported on Thursday (March 19) bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 900.

Japan, in comparison, has 889 cases as at 4.30pm Thursday, according to an online dashboard created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

China still leads with 81,139 cases, Iran is second with 17,361 and South Korea with 8,565 cases.

Click here for the latest figures and related information on the number of cases in Malaysia and worldwide, compiled by The Star.

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