Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia records 1,470 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths

Soo Wern Jun
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File photo of a healthcare worker administering a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a frontliner at the UiTM Private Specialist Centre in Sungai Buloh March 2, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
File photo of a healthcare worker administering a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to a frontliner at the UiTM Private Specialist Centre in Sungai Buloh March 2, 2021. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 —Malaysia today recorded 1,470 new Covid-19 cases, — this is the eighth day where daily infections have stayed below the 2,000 mark.

“There are 1,830 recoveries, bringing the total number of cumulative recoveries to 304,492 recovered cases,” said the Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement today.

He said the three deaths take the number of fatalities to 1,206.

The three who died were all Malaysians, aged 53, 73 and 82, from Selangor, Terengganu and Kuala Lumpur respectively. All had existing medical conditions.

As for active cases, the cumulative number is 16,711, with 162 needing intensive care while 70 are on ventilators.

Selangor still held the highest number of new infections at 551, where 473 are cases were detected from infection clusters and close contact screenings.

“This is followed by Sarawak at 222 cases, Penang at 178 and 158 cases in Kuala Lumpur,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Other states that recorded new cases are Johor (101), Sabah (71), Perak (72), Kelantan (40), Perlis (29), Terengganu (14), Kedah (13), Pahang (eight), Negeri Sembilan (six), Putrajaya (four), Melaka (two) and Labuan (one).

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said the health ministry has detected two new Covid-19 clusters in the past 24 hours both involving workplaces in Johor and Kuala Lumpur.

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