Slight drop in new cases nationwide

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 19,057 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (Sept 4), down from 19,378 cases on Friday (Sept 3).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a posting on Facebook and Twitter, said this brought the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia to 1,824,439.

Selangor remains the state with the highest number of new Covid-19 infections with 3,775 cases, followed by Sarawak (2,723), Sabah (2,279), Johor (2,077), Penang (1,558), Perak (1,450), Kelantan (1,434) and Kedah (1,329).

Kuala Lumpur recorded 711 new cases, Terengganu (605), Pahang (410), Melaka (338), Negeri Sembilan (242), Perlis (99), Putrajaya (18) while Labuan reported nine cases.

On Covid-19 bed usage and capacity, Dr Noor Hisham said as of 5pm on Friay, intensive care unit (ICU) bed usage was at 87 percent and 71 percent for non-ICU.

He also said that 62 percent of the total population have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine while 47.8 percent have been fully vaccinated.

As for the adult population, he said 86.6 percent had received their first dose and 66.7 percent have been fully vaccinated. – Bernama