Signs of impending fourth wave as new infection rate shows an upward trend

THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 2,875 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

In a statement today, Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 2,541 people have recovered from the infection.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 384,688 COVID-19 infections and 361,267 recoveries while recovery rate stood at 93.9%.

Currently, there are 22,014 active COVID-19 cases in the country, in which 248 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) with 115 requiring ventilator support.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, out of the 2,875 new cases, 2,846 cases were local transmissions. In addition, out of the total locally transmitted cases, 92.9% or 2,644 of them were locals while 202 were foreigners.

He also noted that seven people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,407.

Meanwhile, Kelantan records the highest number of cases with 662 infections, followed by Selangor (633) and Sarawak (474).

On a related matter, Dr Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected 13 new clusters in the country, of which five are workplace clusters. – April 22, 2021


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