The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in Malaysia continues to hover in the 800s, with 862 cases reported today, taking the overall tally to 22,225 cases to date.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest development took the number of active cases with infectivity up to 7,681.
On the breakdown of cases, he said the bulk of the new cases continued to come from Sabah, with 673 new infections reported in the state alone.
Selangor is the second-highest state with 132 new cases.
Other states that recorded new cases are Kedah (17 cases), Perak (nine), Penang (eight), Labuan (six), Negri Sembilan (six), Kuala Lumpur (six), Putrajaya (one), Johor (one) and Kelantan (one) while Pahang, Melaka, Terengganu and Perlis reported zero new cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said three deaths were also reported today – all of them in Sabah, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in Malaysia due to the pandemic, to 193.
They are a 78-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman who died at Tawau Hospital as well as a 90-year-old woman at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu.
He said that the three are Malaysians and added that they have a history of high blood pressure and heart disease.
He also said another 634 cases had fully recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 14,351 or 64.6 percent of the total number of cases.
“The number of cases recovered in Sabah is 433, Kedah (109 cases), Selangor (77 cases), Federal Territory of Labuan (10 cases), Negeri Sembilan (two cases), Johor (one case), Pahang (one case) and Terengganu ( one case).”
Currently, 95 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 29 of them requiring ventilator support.