Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases remained above the 2,000 mark when 2,331 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total so far to 372,859 cases.
The number of daily cases dropped from 2,551 cases yesterday.
According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah’s twitter post, Selangor led with the highest number today with 751 cases, followed by Sarawak (512) and Kuala Lumpur (252).
Kelantan recorded 225 cases; Sabah (163); Penang (116); Johor (100); Negeri Sembilan (89); Kedah (45); Perak (42); and Pahang (20).
Melaka registered nine new cases; Putrajaya (four); Labuan (two); and Perlis (one) and no new cases were reported in Terengganu in the last 24 hours.
The fourth wave of Covid-19 will only happen if cases involving domestic or local transmission record zero in the current third wave, before the number of cases increases sharply the next day.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said currently the country has not entered the fourth wave of Covid-19, as we have yet to succeed in zeroing cases in the third wave.
“In the last three weeks, the number of cases we have recorded has yet to show a decline during the third wave of Covid-19. It has not yet entered the fourth wave.
“The fourth wave of Covid-19 can only occur if the third wave has reached the ‘baseline’ or zero and then the transmission starts again,” he said.
Dr Adham said the probability of Malaysia experiencing a fourth wave of Covid-19 would be in the event of a decline in compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs) among the public, resulting in the emergence of new clusters.