Malaysia records 20,396 new cases Sunday


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 20,000 mark again with 20,396 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours after two consecutive days of below 20,000 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia’s daily cases fell to 19,057 yesterday and 19,378 on Friday.

Dr Noor Hisham in a posting on his official Facebook and Twitter said the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has now reached 844,835 cases.

“Selangor recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 infections with 3,886 cases followed by Sarawak (3,747), Johor (2,165), Sabah (2,136), Penang (1,961) and Kedah (1,587).

“Kelantan recorded 1,078 cases, Perak (1,057), Terengganu (861), Kuala Lumpur (597), Pahang (486), Melaka (459), Negeri Sembilan (269), Perlis (78), Putrajaya (25) and Labuan (four),” he said

In a separate infographic posting, Dr Noor Hisham said as of 5 pm yesterday, non-intensive care unit (ICU) bed usage in Covid-19 hospitals in the country stood at 75 per cent from 18,581 beds.

ICU bed usage, meanwhile, was at 86 per cent out of 1,586 beds, he added.

Two states, Perlis (111 percent) and Penang (108 per cent) recorded non-ICU bed usage above 100 per cent.

As for ICU bed usage, three states recorded more than 100 per cent, namely Kedah (123 percent), Perak (108 per cent) and Kelantan (103 per cent). – Bernama  

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