5,271 new cases nationwide, fourth straight day of drop

KUALA LUMPUR: New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dropped for the fourth consecutive day to 5,271 today, from 6,241 cases yesterday (June 6), said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

This is the first time daily cases have dipped below 6,000 after 19 straight days of surpassing that mark since May 19.

Dr Noor Hisham, in a Twitter posting, said this brings the cumulative figure for positive cases in Malaysia to 622,086.

Selangor again topped the daily case list with 1,374, followed by Sarawak (703), Negeri Sembilan (571), Kuala Lumpur (455), Johor (355), Kelantan (341), Sabah (336), Labuan (209) and Kedah (194).

Melaka had 178 cases, Perak (177), Penang (153), Terengganu (117), Pahang (99), Putrajaya (eight) and Perlis (one). – Bernama