KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — The Omicron wave that has officially hit Malaysia is expected to peak at the end of March, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced today.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said this was the MoH’s best estimation to date, and not a finality, as it continues to monitor the rise in Covid-19 cases.
His comments came as Malaysia breached the 10,000 daily case mark yesterday for the first time since October 2, 2021.
“We have our experts running mathematical models right now. At the moment, the peak looks like it probably would be at the end of March. This tracks with other countries where it takes around two months for it to peak.
Malaysia is currently experiencing a fourth wave of infections due to the highly infectious Omicron variant. Cases today hit more than 11,000 with numbers expected to rise further in the coming weeks.