COVID-19: Slight decrease in new cases, S’wak tops infection rate

THE Health Ministry today reported that there are 14,097 active COVID-19 cases in the country, in which 194 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) with 86 requiring ventilator support.

In a statement today, the Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that there were 1,139 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a slight decrease from yesterday.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, out of the 1,139 new cases, 1,126 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections. In addition, out of 1,126 locally transmitted cases, 88.9% or 1,001 of them were locals while 125 were foreigners.

Meanwhile, 1,199 people were recorded to have recovered from the infection.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 354,468 COVID-19 infections and 339,067 recoveries while recovery rate stood at 95.7%.

He also noted that four people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,304.

Sarawak continues to record the highest number of cases with 332 infections, followed by Selangor (294) and Johor (102).

On a related matter, Dr Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected 10 new clusters in the country, of which six are workplace clusters. – April 7, 2021

 

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