KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 4): Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases fell to 19,057 today from 19,378 yesterday as states including Sabah and Johor reported lower daily figures. A total of 362 pandemic-linked deaths were reported, compared with 330 a day ago.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in an update via Facebook today that the latest infections brought the country’s cumulative number of Covid-19 cases to 1.82 million so far.
Among the states and federal territories, Sabah’s new cases fell to 2,279 from 2,404, Johor’s daily figure was down at 2,077 from 2,331, while infections in Kuala Lumpur dropped to 711 today from 740 yesterday.
Elsewhere, Kedah’s new cases fell to 1,329 from 1,470, while Putrajaya’s daily figure was down at 18 from 41.
Of the latest infections, Noor Hisham said 19,047 were local cases, while 10 were imported.
“The 19,047 local cases comprised 16,784 Malaysians and 2,263 foreigners.
“There are [now] 256,302 active cases [in Malaysia],” he added.
Of the 362 deaths reported today, Noor Hisham said the deceased comprised 304 Malaysians and 58 foreigners, bringing the country’s cumulative pandemic-related fatalities to 17,883 so far.
Across the nation’s hospitals, 978 Covid-19 patients were being treated in intensive care units (ICUs), with 460 of them intubated to help them breathe.
Meanwhile, 21,582 recoveries were reported, bringing the cumulative number of individuals who had recovered from the pandemic in Malaysia to 1.55 million so far.