Eight additional deaths linked to the pandemic were reported in the country today.
Last year, the local central bank made four OPR cuts and slashed a total of 125bps to its lowest-ever level of 1.75%.
Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said via Twitter today that the 15 deaths brought the nation’s cumulative number of Covid-19-related fatalities to 578 so far.
Covid-19: Malaysia reports 2,985 new cases, Selangor overtakes Sabah as state with highest number of cumulative infections
Four Covid-19-related deaths were reported today
The bank still has a GDP growth estimate of 6.7% this year for Malaysia, versus the estimated 5.4% contraction in 2020.
There were also four Covid-19-related deaths
Selangor remains to see the highest daily of new cases at 730.
In a statement today, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Mikro cluster had the highest number of new infections, involving the districts of Johor Baru, Kulai and Pontian with 97 cases. This new cluster was a result of the targeted screening in a factory, where 588 individuals were tested.
Meanwhile, 1,401 patients were cured and discharged, bringing the total number of recoveries to 106,832.