Health D-G: Covid-19 cases dip slightly, but stay above 9,000

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A man walks past barbed wire fencing at the Taman Bukit Angkasa PPR amid the enhanced movement control order in Kuala Lumpur July 11, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
A man walks past barbed wire fencing at the Taman Bukit Angkasa PPR amid the enhanced movement control order in Kuala Lumpur July 11, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 — Public health authorities recorded 9,105 more new positive Covid-19 cases as at noon, the fourth day straight the infection rate has stayed above the 9,000 mark.

Selangor continues to register the highest number of cases, at 4,682, as the country’s most populated state continues to ramp up testing, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted this evening.

Kuala Lumpur registered the second highest, at 1,247 new cases. The authorities have also increased testing in the federal territory.

The country’s cumulative positive Covid-19 cases are now 836,296, against a total of 742,297 patients already discharged or treated at noon.

That puts active cases at a staggering 87,841.

Earlier today, Dr Noor Hisham said the Ministry of Health expects the country’s daily Covid-19 cases to stabilise and show a decline in the next one to two weeks’ time.

He said the vaccination drive nationwide and containment measures under the First Phase of the National Recovery Plan could flatten the curve of the pandemic soon.

The spike in new cases over the last few days was due to more targeted screenings being implemented, especially in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, which are currently under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), he said.

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