Malaysia breaches 1m total Covid-19 case

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic by BERNAMA

MALAYSIA has reached the one million mark for its cumulative Covid-19 cases yesterday as 17,095 new cases pushed the total infections to 1,013,438.

According to Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the current active cases also hit a new record high of 160,903.

Selangor has the highest number of cases at 8,500, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,045), Kedah (1,216), Johor (950), Sabah (818), Perak (609), Penang (573), Negri Sembilan (513), Pahang (424), Sarawak (407), Melaka (370), Terengganu (273), Kelantan (266), Putrajaya (50), Labuan (21) and Perlis (10).

A total of 92 new deaths have been identified, bringing the total deaths to 7,992 while there were 9,683 recoveries, which means 844,541 have recovered from the disease nationwide.

Currently, there are 970 Covid-19 patients in the intensive care units where 501 of them need ventilators.

Separately, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob has announced the implementation of the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) at several localities in five states which will begin on July 29 and expected to end on Aug 9.

They include 14 localities Pasir Puteh district of Kelantan, four in Kampung Dalam Mukim Ulu Selama, Larut Matang and Selama in Perak, Kampung Teluk Menara in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, and Kampung Bukit Malut in Langkawi, Kedah.

In Sabah, it involves localities in Kampung Mananam, Taman Semarak Megah, Kampung Sangkabok, Ladang Belian, Kampung Sumaang, two localities in Sipitang and another two in Beaufort.

EMCO in Kampung Gong Jering in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, would also be extended from tomorrow until Aug 9.

Additionally, the EMCO in Sabah are expected to end today which include Kampung Nahaba, Borneo Timber, Kampung Tebongon, two localities in Kota Kinabalu and Beaufort.

The EMCO for Damai Apartment in Petaling, Selangor, ended yesterday, which is earlier than the targeted date.