The Health Ministry today recorded 1,810 new Covid-19 cases, a slight drop from yesterday’s record-breaking 2,234 cases.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said of the 1,810 new cases, 829 were detected in Selangor.
He said of the 1,810 new Covid-19 cases recorded, all but 11 were transmitted locally.
Dr Noor Hisham said there were 937 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 67,173
He said to date, 123 positive cases are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), where 63 cases require respiratory assistance.
Of the six deaths today, all of them were locals with five coming from Sabah and one from Penang.
“All the deaths today involve locals between the ages of 60 and 81, all with a previous history of health complications,” said Dr Noor Hisham.
The six fatalities today bring the country’s deaths from Covid-19 to 402.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry today confirmed that six new Covid-19 clusters have been detected today, all of them from Peninsula Malaysia.
Dr Noor Hisham said all six clusters identified today involved workplaces.