PUTRAJAYA: The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has decreased by more than 40% since two weeks ago, says the Health Ministry.
Malaysia recorded 2,468 new infections and discharged 4,055 patients on Tuesday (Feb 23), which means that there are 30,475 active cases at present.
This is a contrast to the peak of 52,186 active cases recorded on Feb 10, with the number of active cases consistently declining since then.
Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said in a statement on Tuesday (Feb 23) that the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is now at 288,229, while total recoveries are 256,678.
Currently, 196 patients are in intensive care, with 92 requiring ventilator support.
Selangor still registered the highest number of new infections with 932 cases, followed by Johor and Perak with 428 and 308 cases, respectively.
Fourteen more people died due to the coronavirus, pushing Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 1,076.
Ten of the fatalities were in Selangor, two were in Sarawak and there was one death each in Johor and Sabah.
The individuals who died were aged between 30 to 77 years old, and most had comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic kidney diseases.