Covid-19: 822 New Cases, 769 Recoveries

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Malaysia recorded 822 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of cases to 42,872, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

On the breakdown of today’s local transmission cases, he said Sabah continued to record the highest number, with 258 cases, followed by Negeri Sembilan (225), Selangor (176), Labuan (46), Penang (26), Kuala Lumpur (17), Kedah (17), Sarawak (14), Perak (14), Johor (10), Melaka (six), Putrajaya (three), Perlis (two) and Kelantan (1).

He said that of the new cases, seven were imported cases involving a Malaysian and six foreigners who each returned from India, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates and Russia.

Dr Noor Hisham in his daily press briefing today noted that the number of new cases from Sabah was on the downtrend.

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“Our concern now is in Peninsula Malaysia,” he said.

The number of active cases now stands at 11,497.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there were 769 recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 31,073 cases or 72.5 percent of the total number of cases.

A total of 82 patients are currently treated in intensive care, with 30 of them requiring breathing assistance.

Malaysia also reported two fatalities today, bringing the death toll to 302.

Both deaths were reported in Sabah and both victims were women.

The first victim was 27 and the second was 67. Both had underlying medical conditions.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has identified three new clusters today, all of which are in Sabah.