New cases drop to below 800, including 535 in Sabah

PUTRAJAYA: The number of new Covid-19 cases dropped slightly to 732 after being above the 800 mark for the past four days, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said the bulk continued to come from Sabah with 535 new infections or 73.1% of the total cases recorded yesterday.

This was followed by Selangor with 116 cases.

“Sabah still has more cases as results for Covid-19 tests were able to be produced at labs in the state, as well as those sent to Peninsular Malaysia.

“There are also more rapid test kits that could be conducted at the field.

“Selangor is second with 15.8% of the cases, out of which 49 are from existing clusters while 11 cases are from new clusters.

“Out of the three new clusters in Selangor, one is related to a person with a travel history to Sabah, ” he said in a press conference.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that six new Covid-19 deaths - five in Sabah and one in Labuan - were recorded, bringing the total fatalities to 199 people.

A total of 580 patients have recovered and discharged over the past 24 hours but active cases in the country have gone up to 7,827.

Currently, 102 people are being treated in intensive care with 31 of them requiring ventilator support.

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