Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dip below 5,000 mark, to 4,949 today

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KTM auxiliary police personnel conduct checks on KTM passengers in Shah Alam amid the movement control order June 8, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
KTM auxiliary police personnel conduct checks on KTM passengers in Shah Alam amid the movement control order June 8, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, June 14 — The Health Ministry recorded a further decline in daily Covid-19 cases today, with 4,949 cases, bringing the total number of cases detected in Malaysia since the beginning of the pandemic to 662,457.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared the latest figures on his official Twitter this afternoon.

The number of cases found in Selangor alone was 1,523 — the highest among the nation's states and Federal Territories.

This was followed by Sarawak (744 cases), Kuala Lumpur (503 cases), Johor (430 cases), and Negri Sembilan (332 cases).

Perlis recorded only one case today. Putrajaya was the next fewest, recording only 10 cases today.

The new cases today consisted of 81.3 per cent, or 4,019, Malaysians.

The ministry recorded 60 people dead from the disease today, 58 of whom were Malaysian.

The youngest among the deceased was a 34-year-old woman who had diabetes, obesity and asthma; while the oldest was a 98-year-old man with no previous record of illnesses.

The number of Covid-19 patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across the country reached a new record high today at 921, with 459 needing breathing assistance.

The ministry also listed 6,588 Covid-19 patients as having recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours, resulting in a continued decrease of active Covid-19 case numbers to 71,625.

The Covid-19 death rate in Malaysia is currently 0.6 per cent, while the recovery rate is 88.6 per cent.


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