Covid-19: Malaysia's case figures below 2,000 mark for third day straight


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases remained below the 2,000 mark for the third day in a row.

In his daily Covid-19 press update, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said 1,745 more cases have been registered on Wednesday (Mar 3).

This takes Malaysia’s total confirmed Covid-19 infections to 305,880.

Two of the cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions.

Selangor continued to record the highest number out of all states with 640 new cases, or 36.7% of the country’s total.

“Of Selangor’s total, 503 cases or 78.6% are detected from clusters as well as contact tracing activities, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Johor recorded the second highest number with 376 cases (21.5%) followed by Sarawak with 139 cases (8.0%).

There were also seven new fatalities, bringing Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll up to 1,148.

Dr Noor Hisham said two of the deaths were in Kuala Lumpur, while the rest were in Selangor, Sarawak, Sabah, Johor and Kelantan.

Six were Malaysians aged between 50 and 86, while one was a foreign woman aged 71.

Another 2,276 patients have been discharged, which means 280,707 people in the country have recovered from the coronavirus to date.

The number of active cases have now gone down to 24,025 from 24,563 the previous day.

Of that total, 195 are currently under intensive care treatment, with 95 requiring ventilator support.

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