Covid-19: Cases drop below 2k mark again with 1,828 infections, Johor tops the list


PUTRAJAYA: The country has now seen a new "low" as the number of new Covid-19 cases declines further to 1,828.

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Covid-19: 1,828 new cases, five fatalities bring death toll to 1,135

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country recorded 1,828 new infections on Monday (March 1), which brings the total number of cases to 302,580.

Previously, the country saw new infections dip below the 2,000 mark for the first time in over a month when it recorded 1,924 new cases on Feb 25.

Johor had the highest number of new infections on Monday with 490 cases (26.8%), followed by Selangor with 453 cases (24.8%) and Sarawak with 220 cases (12%).

Five more people have also died due to the disease, with the death toll rising to 1,135.

One fatality included a 32-year-old woman in Sabah who also suffered from heart disease.

The other fatalities were aged from 60 to 81, all suffering from various health conditions.

The deaths were from Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Melaka.

Meanwhile, the country has also discharged 2,486 Covid-19 patients, making the number of total recoveries to 275,903.

This means that the number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 25,542.

Currently, 198 patients are in intensive care, with 90 requiring ventilator support.

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