The World Health Organization predicts that the number of new cases of pneumonia diagnosed in Malaysia will peak in mid-April. Data on newly diagnosed cases indicate that Malaysia ’s new coronary pneumonia has not yet spread widely in the community.

The local government has also accelerated the rate of virus detection, increasing from 3,500 people detected every day last week to 7,000.

A representative of WHO in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore, told Reuters via email that the Malaysian New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic curve has been flattening.

However, if the Malaysian government relaxes control measures and people do not continue to take preventive measures, the number of cases may rebound.