Covid-19: 2,341 new cases, sixth consecutive day above 2,000 mark


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia has recorded 2,341 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (April 20), bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 379,473.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a Twitter post said Sarawak recorded the most cases with 600 new infections.

This is followed by Selangor with 539 cases, Kelantan with 429 cases and Kuala Lumpur with 344.

This is the sixth consecutive day that the number of cases remained above the 2,000 mark.

The Health Ministry also reported three more Covid-19 deaths, pushing Malaysia’s death toll up to 1,389.

Another 1,592 patients have been discharged from treatment, which means 356,816 people in the country have recovered from Covid-19.

Active cases have now gone up to 21,268.

There are currently 249 patients under intensive care, with 95 requiring ventilator support.

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