PUTRAJAYA: Daily Covid-19 infections in Malaysia remained below the 2,000 mark for the fifth day straight, as active cases continued to display a downward trend.
In his daily statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,448 new Covid-19 cases in the country on Wednesday (Mar 10).
Selangor remained the state with the highest number of infections with 561 new cases or 38.7% of the country’s total.
“Of Selangor’s total, about 486 cases or 86.3% have been uncovered from clusters as well as contact tracing activities.This is followed by Johor with 273 cases (18.9%) and Sarawak with 199 cases (13.7%), ” said Dr Noor Hisham.
Ten cases were imported infections while the rest are local transmissions.
Malaysia has now recorded a total of 317,717 confirmed infections.
The number of active cases has now gone down to 18,010 from 18,704 the previous day.
Another 2,137 people have been discharged, which means 298,516 Covid-19 patients in the country have recovered to date.
Of that total, 151 are currently under intensive care treatment, with 72 requiring ventilator support.
Dr Noor Hisham also announced five more deaths to the coronavirus, taking the country’s fatalities total up to 1,191.
“The deaths involved all Malaysians, in which two of the cases are in Selangor while the others are in Johor, Melaka and Sabah, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.