Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases up again at 2,253 after yesterday’s dip, alongside 11 deaths

Members of the public register to get tested for Covid-19 at Dewan MBSA Seksyen 19 in Shah Alam February 17, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Members of the public register to get tested for Covid-19 at Dewan MBSA Seksyen 19 in Shah Alam February 17, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — The Health Ministry recorded 2,253 more Covid-19 infections today after falling below the 2,000-mark yesterday.

Cumulative cases in the country are now at 295,951 while the number of active cases stand at 27,994.

Eleven more people also died from Covid-19 today, pushing the country’s death toll to 1,111.

Selangor, Perak and Johor were the states with the highest number of new cases reported.

“Of the new cases, seven were imported through foreign infections while the transmission of Covid-19 within the country was 2,246 cases,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today.

Other states that reported new cases are Sarawak (250), Sabah (129), Kuala Lumpur (122), Penang (93), Kelantan (73), Negri Sembilan (68), Kedah (25), Pahang (21), Melaka (13), Perlis (four) and Terengganu (one).

Dr Noor Hisham said 201 patients currently require intensive care including 93 on ventilators.

He said 3,085 people have fully recovered from the virus and were discharged today, giving the country 266,846 cumulative recoveries.

The latest Covid-19 deaths occurred in Selangor (four), Kuala Lumpur (three), Sarawak (two) Sabah and Johor. Seven had pre-existing health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, gout, and Dyslipidaemia.

Another 10 Covid-19 clusters have been identified in the country involving Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Penang, Kelantan and Perak.

Among the total number of clusters found today, eight were detected in workplaces while the remaining two were from the community.

Dr Noor Hisham said there are currently 493 active clusters including 91 that have seen additional cases in the past 24 hours.  

 

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