Health Ministry: Daily Covid-19 cases continue downward trajectory in Malaysia, falling to 14,345 today

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The latest tally brings the total number of cumulative cases since the pandemic began to 2,112,175. ― Picture by Hari Anggara
The latest tally brings the total number of cumulative cases since the pandemic began to 2,112,175. ― Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — The Ministry of Health logged 14,345 daily Covid-19 cases today, in a continuing downward trend of new infections that began on September 11.

The latest tally brings the total number of cumulative cases since the pandemic began to 2,112,175.

Sarawak is still currently the state that contributed the most cases, with 3,611 in the last 24-hour period; followed by Johor (1,598), Selangor (1,365), Sabah (1,255), Penang (1,170) and Kuala Lumpur (307).

The Federal Territory of Labuan reported the least cases, with five.

Out of all the new cases today, 43 were imported.

A total of 1,167 cases were admitted to the intensive care unit, with 906 cases out of those requiring intubation.

From the total new cases, only 1.5 per cent or 212 cases were placed under Categories 3, 4 and 5.

Meanwhile, 16,814 patients recovered from the disease in the same period, increasing the country’s recovery rate slightly, to 89 per cent.

Regarding Rt or infectivity rates, Pahang topped today’s list with an Rt of 1.06, followed by Sarawak (1.04) Terengganu (1.02), Johor and Perak (1.02).

This is the first day since September 5 where Sarawak did not have the highest infectivity rate.

Currently, the national infectivity rate is 0.92.

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