THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,739 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
In a statement today, Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 1,216 people have recovered from the infection.
Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 360,856 COVID-19 infections and 343,953 recoveries while recovery rate stood at 95.3%.
According to Dr Noor Hisham, out of the 1,739 new cases, 1,731 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections. In addition, out of 1,731 locally transmitted cases, 77.6% or 1,343 of them were locals while 388 were foreigners.
He also noted that eight people – all locals – have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,329.
Meanwhile, Selangor continues to record the highest number of cases with 535 infections, followed by Sarawak (443) and Sabah (127).
On a related matter, Dr Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected eight new clusters in the country, of which five are workplace clusters. – April 11, 2021