by S BIRRUNTHA/ pic by BERNAMA
The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 1,924 new Covid-19 positive cases in the country today, of which 1,918 were local transmissions and six were import cases.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said since the enactment of the Emergency Ordinance on Jan 11, the country has consistently shown a trend of reducing new daily cases.
“Today for the first time Malaysia is reporting daily cases of less than 2,000 cases. This is a very positive development and it is hoped that the current situation of Covid-19 will improve,” he said in a statement today.
Selangor reported the highest new daily cases of 666 cases today, followed by Johor with 257 cases and Sarawak with 219 cases.
The increase in the new cases have brought the country’s overall total to 293,698.
There are now 28,837 active Covid-19 cases that are being treated at health facilities nationwide.
Among the active cases today, 205 were placed in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 91 of them requiring respiratory aid.
Meanwhile, 3,752 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 263,761, which equals to 89.8%.
12 new deaths were reported today, increasing the overall Covid-19 death toll to 1,100.