COVID-19: New infections dips; Selangor records highest daily cases

THE Health Ministry has reported 1,924 COVID-19 cases and 3,752 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 293,698 COVID-19 infections and 263,761 recoveries.

“Unfortunately, 12 people have lost their lives to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,100,” Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

He also noted that 1,918 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections. In addition, out of 1,918 locally transmitted cases, 80.4% or 1,543 of them were locals and 375 were foreigners.

Currently, there are 28,837 active Covid-19 cases nationwide, of which 205 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU) with 91 requiring ventilator support.

Meanwhile, Selangor records the highest number of cases with 666 infections, followed by Johor (257) and Sarawak (219).

On a related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected eight new clusters in the country with five of them are workplace related, while the rest involves community and high-risk group transmissions. – Feb 25, 2021

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