Health Ministry: New Covid-19 cases dip below 3,000 for second time today since January

Syed Jaymal Zahiid
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Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test at Laurent Bleu, CMC Centre Cheras January 11, 2021. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Health officers conduct the Covid-19 antigen rapid test at Laurent Bleu, CMC Centre Cheras January 11, 2021. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 — New Covid-19 cases as of noon dropped by over a thousand to 2,464 from over 3,400 recorded just yesterday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced today.

This makes it the second only time the daily rate has stood this low since the movement control order took effect on January 13.

The MOH also recorded the highest rate of discharged patients today at 4,525, pushing the total tally of patients rid from the coronavirus to 213,814.

But the mortality rate continues to climb after seven deaths were recorded. Total fatalities from the disease is now 965.

The latest tally of active cases now stands at 49,490.

Selangor again accounted for the bulk of cases, with 44 per cent or 1,103 of the total coming from the state alone.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 867 of the cases are from known clusters and close contacts.

He continued to urge public vigilance and compliance with anti-Covid 19 standard operating procedures.

“The MOH would like to remind the public to continue observing guidelines and health advices we have emphasised on.”

Johor and Sarawak came second and third in terms of cases linked to active clusters, adding 492 and 161 cases respectively.

Total active clusters detected as of noon today rose to 484 after 11 more were discovered in Johor, Selangor, Kedah, Sabah, and Perak.

From the total, nine are workplace-related.

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