COVID-19: Downward trend in new infections, new clusters

THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,448 COVID-19 cases and 2,137 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 317,717 COVID-19 infections and 298,516 recoveries (recovery rate 93.96%).

“Unfortunately, five people have lost their lives to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,191,” Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

He also noted that 1,438 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections. In addition, out of 1,438 locally transmitted cases, 61.1% or 878 of them were locals and 560 were foreigners.

Currently, there are 18,010 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, of which 151 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU) with 72 requiring ventilator support.

Selangor continues to record the highest number of cases with 561 infections, followed by Johor (273) and Sarawak (199).

On a related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected five new clusters in the country while 13 clusters have ended today. – March 10, 2021

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