KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — The number of daily new Covid-19 cases rose again to hit 2,875 today, with 73 per cent or 2,101 of these cases collectively recorded in Kelantan, Selangor, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur alone.
Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement said the highest number of cases today was recorded in Kelantan at 662 new cases, followed by Selangor at 633 cases, Sarawak at 474 cases and Kuala Lumpur at 332 cases.
Other states that recorded new cases today are Johor (169), Sabah (160) and Penang (144), while the rest all had less than 100 cases — Kedah (91), Negri Sembilan (55), Perak (49), Melaka (42), Pahang (29), Terengganu (22), Putrajaya (10), Labuan (3) and Perlis had none recorded today.
Of the 2,875 cases today, most of them involved Malaysians, with local transmissions involving 2,644 Malaysians and 202 non-citizens, while imported cases involved one Malaysian and 28 non-citizens.
The 2,875 figure is the highest daily number for new Covid-19 cases recorded in Malaysia this month, with the second highest this month being April 16 at 2,551 cases.
The 2,875 figure is also the highest daily figure if the period from February 25 is taken until now. (On February 24, a total of 3,545 cases were recorded.)
With the 2,875 cases recorded today, this brings the total number of cases in Malaysia so far to 384,688 cases.
A total of 2,541 individuals were recorded as having recovered, bringing the total number of discharged cases to 361,267 or 93.9 per cent of all the cases recorded so far in the country.
In other words, there are still 22,014 cases still active or under treatment, including 248 cases requiring treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Out of the 248, 115 of them require respiratory support.
Seven deaths were recorded today with the individuals aged between 44 and 80, bringing the death toll so far to 1,407 deaths.
The seven involved six Malaysians and one non-citizen, with three reported in Sabah, two in Selangor and one each in Sarawak and Kelantan.
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