After a two-day decline, new Covid-19 infections in Malaysia have risen above the 2,000 mark today, with 2,017 cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The most recent figure represents a 320-case increase over the previous figure of 1,697 new infections.
According to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow website, the total number of cases recorded in the country since the start of the pandemic is now 4,446,225.
There are currently 29,971 active cases in Malaysia. Yesterday, seven people died from the disease, three of whom died before reaching hospitals for treatment.
With this, the total number of deaths since the outbreak began has risen to 35,630.
In the last 24 hours, a total of 2,548 patients have recovered from Covid-19, bringing the country’s total recovery to 4,417,694.
In the last 24 hours, the hospitalisation rate increased from 450 to 587.
The number of patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) increased slightly from 36 to 38, while the number of ventilated patients increased from 17 to 20. The Klang Valley had the highest number of daily cases (1,272), followed by Selangor (850) and Kuala Lumpur (383).
Penang had the most cases, with 145, followed by Negri Sembilan (129), Perak (92), Melaka (91), Kedah (64), Johor (61), Sarawak (51), Sabah (42), Putrajaya (39), Pahang (26), Terengganu (19), and Kelantan (19). (13).
Perlis (three) and Labuan (five) were the only states with fewer than ten cases. Sabah has the highest increase in seven-day case average at 44%, followed by Putrajaya (26%), and KL (25%). (22 per cent).
Meanwhile, Perlis has a 44% reduction in seven-day case average, followed by Kelantan (39%), and Labuan (33%). (29 per cent).
There have been no new Covid-19 clusters reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of active clusters in the country to 45.