Malaysia records 18,547 new infections, Sarawak hits highest cases for two consecutive days

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded a total of 18,547 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with Sarawak topping the list with the highest number of daily cases in two consecutive days.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah through a statement posted on Twitter and Facebook said with the number of new cases, the total cumulative tally of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia stood at 1,880,734 cases.

He said Sarawak recorded the highest number of daily cases with 3,200 cases today, adding that yesterday the state logged 3,714 new cases.

“Selangor recorded 2,407 cases followed by Johor (2,174); Sabah (2,107); Penang (1,776); Kedah (1,487); Kelantan (1,458); and Perak (1,197).

“Meanwhile, Pahang recorded cases below 1,000 at 742; followed by Terengganu (645); Kuala Lumpur (631); Melaka (448); Negeri Sembilan (229); Perlis (20); Putrajaya (22); and Labuan (four),” he said.

Based on the infographics that he shared in a separate posting, Dr Noor Hisham said as of 5pm yesterday (Sept 6), the occupancy rate for non-intensive care unit (ICU) beds was at 72 per cent of 17,885 beds and 68 per cent of 1,581 beds for ICU beds.

The infographics also noted that three states recorded over 100 per cent non-ICU beds utilisation, namely Johor (111 per cent); Penang (102 per cent); and Perlis (100 per cent).

For ICU beds, Perak and Kedah recorded over 100 per cent occupancy rate at 111 per cent and 102 per cent respectively, while Labuan recorded zero use of ICU beds. – Bernama

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