Covid-19: Daily cases remain below 5,000 for 2 consecutive days

The public should not be complacent and maintain adherence to SOPs at all times, says Ismail Sabri


MALAYSIA has reported below 5,000 Covid-19 cases for two consecutive days.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a total of 4,743 new daily cases were recorded nationwide yesterday.

Selangor recorded the highest number with 1,566, followed by Kuala Lumpur (635) and Negri Sembilan (585).

Sarawak recorded 507 cases yesterday, Johor (239), Penang (195), Sabah (193), Melaka (167), Kelantan (165), Kedah (142), Pahang (131), Labuan (104), Perak (68), Terengganu (37), Putrajaya (7) and Perlis (2).

This brings the current active cases in the country to 62,027 and the total confirmed cases to 705,762.

Dr Noor Hisham also said a total of 21 new Covid-19 clusters were identified yesterday, of which 13 were workplace clusters, five community clusters and one each involving a high-risk group, the education sector and a detention centre.

Among the active cases yesterday, 875 were placed in the intensive care unit, with 445 of them requiring ventilators.

However, the number of deaths remained double digit with 77 new deaths reported nationwide, increasing the overall Covid-19 fatality toll to 4,554.

A total of 5,557 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 639,181.

Separately, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob noted that while daily cases have remained below 5,000, the public should not be complacent and maintain adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) at all times.

“The practice of complying with SOPs is crucial at all times to reduce the spread of infection and thus flattening the Covid-19 curve.”

He announced that two localities in the  district of Kunak, Sabah, will be placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) starting from June 24 until July 7.

On MCO violations, Ismail Sabri said the police arrested a total of 959 individuals on June 21 for various offences.

Of that number, he said 923 were given compounds and 36 were remanded.