COVID-19: New infections remain under 3k; Malaysia records highest number of daily recoveries

THE Health Ministry has reported 2,720 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

This marks third day in a row that new COVID-19 cases have dipped under 3,000. 

“There were 5,718 recoveries today, making it the highest number of daily recoveries recorded in Malaysia,” Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 269,165 COVID-19 infections and 224,053 recoveries.

“Unfortunately, eight people have lost their lives to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 983,” he pointed out.

Currently, there are 44,129 active Covid-19 cases nationwide, of which 253 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU) with 118 requiring ventilator support.

Selangor continues to record the highest number of cases with 1,300 infections, followed by Johor (451) and Kuala Lumpur (318).

Meanwhile, the movement control order (MCO 2.0) will be extended in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, and Penang from Feb 19 until March 4, says Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In press conference earlier today, the Senior Minister said that Kedah, Perak, Negri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Putrajaya, Labuan and Sabah will be placed under the conditional MCO (CMCO) from Feb 19 until March 4.

He added that Perlis has been placed under the recovery MCO also from Feb 19 until March 4. – Feb 16, 2021

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