THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 4,865 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 479,421.
In a tweet, Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also reported that 3,497 patients have recovered from the infection, with the total discharged now stands at 432,600.
He noted that out of the total new cases recorded, 4,860 cases were local transmissions. Meanwhile, out of the 4,860 locally transmitted cases, 95.7% or 4,650 of them were locals while 201 were foreigners.
Currently, there are 44,827 active cases, in which 531 patients are still in receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU), with 277 of them in need of ventilator support.
Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 47 people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,994.
Selangor recorded the highest number of cases again (1,743), followed by Sarawak (512) and Kuala Lumpur (477).
On related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has found 19 new clusters in the country. – May 18, 2021