Dr Noor Hisham: New Covid-19 cases dip to 1,510 after yesterday’s spike

Syed Jaymal Zahiid
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during his daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya February 9, 2021. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during his daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya February 9, 2021. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, April 10 — Today’s daily Covid-19 cases dipped to 1,510 from yesterday’s recent high of over 1,800, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah announced this evening.

Selangor recorded the highest number of infections with 415 cases, followed by Sarawak at 296 and Sabah at 131.

Other states that recorded cases are Kuala Lumpur (106), Penang (101), Johor (80), Kedah (59), Perak (46), Terengganu (44), Negri Sembilan (28), Pahang (13), Putrajaya (10), Melaka (six), Perlis (two) and Labuan (two).

The cumulative cases now stand at 359,117.

Eight deaths were reported today, taking the total tally to 1,321, while 198 patients have been placed in the intensive care unit with 81 patients on ventilators.

The number of Covid-19 patients discharged continues to be over the thousand mark, with 1,248 reported to have been treated from the lethal disease, the Ministry of Health reported.

The cumulative number of patients treated and discharged now stands at 342,737.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced that health authorities have detected nine new Covid-19 clusters in the last 24 hours.

He said six of them involved workplace clusters and three were community clusters.

Two clusters each were detected in Selangor, Sarawak and Johor. One cluster each was detected in Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Terengganu.

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