2,078 Covid-19 cases, 8 deaths

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 2,078 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,402 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 355,224.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 377,132.

There are 20,522 active cases, with 228 patients being treated in intensive care and 93 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the eight deaths take the number of fatalities to 1,386.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of cases with 589. This was followed by Selangor (457), Kelantan (290), Kuala Lumpur (153), Sabah (125), Johor (115), Penang (91), Negeri Sembilan (91), Kedah (48), Perak (43), Pahang (32), Melaka (27), Terengganu (8), Labuan (6), Putrajaya (2) and Perlis (1).

The new cases today involved 2,065 local infections and 13 imported cases. Local cases comprised 1,885 Malaysians and 180 foreigners.

There were 13 cases from prisons and immigration detention centres today, involving the Telok Mas (12) and Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (1) clusters.

The eight deaths today were all Malaysians, aged between 35 and 89. All but one of them, an 81-year-old man in Selangor, had existing medical conditions.

Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2021/04/19/2078-covid-19-cases-sarawak-has-most-infections/

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