Covid-19 : 1,555 new cases, 6 deaths

By S BIRRUNTHA / Pic by BERNAMA

The Health Ministry (MoH) reported 1,555 new Covid-19 cases in the country today, of which 1,552 were local transmissions and three were import cases.  

Selangor recorded the most cases today at 672, followed by Johor with 163 cases and Sarawak with 159 cases.

The increase in the new cases has brought the country’s overall total to 304,135.            

There are now 24,563 active Covid-19 cases that are being treated at health facilities nationwide.   Among the active cases today, 204 were placed in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 96 of them requiring respiratory aid.          

Meanwhile, 2,528 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 278,431, which equals 91.5%.                

Six new deaths were reported today, increasing the overall Covid-19 death toll to 1,141.