More than 6,000 cases for seventh day straight


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 daily case figures remained above the 6,000 mark for the seventh day straight, reports the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s total caseload reached 785,039, after 6,387 new infections were recorded yesterday.

Selangor remained the state with the highest number of cases with 2,610 infections.

Dr Noor Hisham said 1,571 infections in Selangor were from close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients while 832 other cases were sporadic.

“Another 205 are linked to clusters, while two are imported cases.

“Kuala Lumpur has the second highest number of cases with 819 new infections,” he said in his daily update yesterday.

Dr Noor Hisham said the country’s Rt (level of infectivity) was at 1.06 as of July 4.

“The two states recording the highest infectivity level are Pahang and Putrajaya. Both recorded Rt scores of 1.17,” he said.

There are also 77 more fatalities, taking the Covid-19 death toll to 5,574 since the pandemic began.

Selangor had the most number of deaths with 30 fatalities reported in the state.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 13 “brought-in-dead” cases were reported nationwide.

“At present, 923 patients are in intensive care, with 433 in need of ventilator support.

“A total of 4,532 patients were discharged,” he added.

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