Malaysia records 10,959 new Covid-19 cases today; Klang Valley below 1,200

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Patrons dine-in at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur during Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan on September 10, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Patrons dine-in at a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur during Phase Two of the National Recovery Plan on September 10, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 — New Covid-19 infections in the country dropped further as the Health Ministry recorded 10,959 cases today, a decrease of 2,145 compared to yesterday.

The decline in the number of new cases was most significant in the Klang Valley, which recorded 1,170.

A further breakdown of the caseload showed Selangor had just 979, the lowest in four months. Kuala Lumpur chalked up 176 cases and Putrajaya recorded 18 cases.

Sarawak now occupies the top spot with 2,723 cases, followed by Johor at 1,226 cases, and Kelantan at 983 cases.

Cumulatively, Malaysia has had 2,209,194 cases since the pandemic arrived last year.

According to the Covid-19 capacity and usage of beds data, usage of non-intensive care unit (ICU) beds stands at 59 per cent or 16,677 patients, while those who are currently admitted in the ICU are at 68 per cent or 1,543 patients.

In a statement later, Dr Noor Hisham said that 19 new clusters have been detected in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of active clusters to 1,165 as of today.

He added that 980 cases are being treated in intensive care units (ICU).

Out of the total number of patients being treated in ICU, 579 needed ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham also mentioned that only 205 cases are classified as in more critical condition, while the remaining only have mild symptoms.

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