Covid-19: Active cases continue downward trend despite slight rise in daily infections

PUTRAJAYA: The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country continued to decline, despite a slight increase in new daily infections.

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At a press conference here on Thursday (March 4), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia recorded 2,063 new cases, after registering three days of numbers below 2,000.

However, 2,922 patients were discharged, bringing the number of active cases down to 23,161 from 24,025 the previous day.

To date, 283,629 people in the country have recovered from the coronavirus out of a total of 307,943 confirmed infections.

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor continued to top the number of new cases among all states, with 630 or 30.5% of Malaysia’s total.

Sarawak recorded the second highest number with 361 new infections or 17.5% of the national total, while Penang came third with 337 cases, or 16.3%.

Dr Noor Hisham also reported five more deaths, taking the country’s death toll to 1,153.

All five casualties were Malaysians aged between 70 and 79, with most of them suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease.

There were nine imported infections with the rest being local transmissions.

Of the active cases, 193 are currently under intensive care, with 99 requiring ventilator support.

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