Covid-19: 5,738 new cases recorded, Selangor still tops the list with 1,858


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded another 5,738 Covid-19 cases on Thursday (June 17), says the Health Ministry.

The new cases bring the country’s Covid-19 tally to 678,764 cases since the pandemic began.

In a tweet, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor has the highest figure with 1,858 new cases.

This was followed by Negri Sembilan (1,086 cases), Kuala Lumpur (641), Sarawak (559), Johor (449), Sabah (248), Kedah (197), Melaka (184), Kelantan (154), Penang (97), Labuan (97), Terengganu (77), Pahang (54), Perak (30) and Putrajaya (7).

Perlis has zero cases.

Malaysia also recorded 60 more deaths on Thursday, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 4,202.

Currently, there are 909 patients under intensive care - a reduction from 924 reported the day before.

There are 441 patients on ventilator support.

In the same 24-hour span, 7,530 more patients were discharged from treatment - bringing total recoveries up to 608,465.

The number of active Covid-19 cases has come down to 66,097, from 67,949 on Wednesday.

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