New Covid cases dip below 20,000


KUALA LUMPUR: Daily new Covid-19 infections in Malaysia dropped to 19,268 cases Monday (Aug 30), after breaching the 20,000 mark in the past six days.

The country had recorded more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases from Aug 24 to Aug 29, with the highest figure during that period, at 24,599 cases, recorded on Aug 26.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a post on Twitter, said cumulative Covid-19 cases in Malaysia now stood at 1.72 million.

“Selangor remains the state with the highest number of infections with 3,567 cases, followed by Sabah (2,310), Johor (2,265), Kedah (2,084) and Sarawak (2,028),” he said.

Three states reported more than 1,000 new cases, namely Penang (1,780), Kelantan (1,308) and Perak (1,144) while Pahang recorded 788 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (672), Terengganu (544), Melaka (395) and Negeri Sembilan (269).

Perlis reported 71 cases, Putrajaya (41) and Labuan (2). – Bernama  

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