Covid-19: 2,468 new cases, 14 deaths

by S BIRRUNTHA/ FILE PIX

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 2,468 new Covid-19 positive cases in the country today, of which 2,464 were local transmissions and four were import cases.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the increase in the new cases have brought the country’s overall total to 288,229.

There are now 30,475 active Covid-19 cases that are being treated at health facilities nationwide.

Among the active cases today, 196 were placed in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 92 of them requiring respiratory aid.

Meanwhile, 4,055 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 256,678, which equals to 89%.

14 new deaths were reported today, increasing the overall Covid-19 death toll to 1,076.