COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 1,647 new Covid-19 cases and nine deaths in the 24-hour period ending noon today.
Malaysians made up the vast majority of the new cases (67.1 percent). Most of them were reported in the Klang Valley (48.6 percent) followed by Johor (10.32 percent) and Penang (10.3 percent).
New cases are generally trending lower throughout the country except for Sarawak (see chart below).
However, there was a relatively large number of new cases reported in Malacca because of an outbreak at an immigration detention centre.
- Active cases: 17,544
- Patients in ICUs: 147
- Intubated: 61
Of the nine new Covid-19 deaths reported today, five were reported in the Klang Valley which currently accounts for 35.3 percent of all Covid-19 deaths in the country.
The country’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 1,200.
One of the victims – a Malaysian woman, aged 58 – was brought to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital, Batu Pahat only after she died.
The age of the other victims ranged from 48 to 78. Details of the victims are on Malaysiakini’s Covid-19 tracker page.