KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) recorded 4,611 new Covid-19 cases today.
This is the second time this month that new infections have dropped below the 5,000-case mark.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah shared on his Twitter page today that the state accounting for the most Covid-19 cases is still Selangor, with 1,346 cases recorded there.
This was followed by Sarawak (682 cases), Perak (453 cases), Negri Sembilan (437 cases) and Johor (314 cases).
Kuala Lumpur, which has been among the top five states contributing to Covid-19 cases for months now, recorded 310 cases today.
The lowest cases were recorded in Perlis (no cases), Putrajaya (15 cases) and Terengganu (18 cases).
Only 21 of today’s new cases were “imported” from people returning from overseas, with the remaining cases resulting from local transmissions.
Meanwhile, 69 people died due to the disease today, while 880 people are warded in intensive care units nationwide — with 452 of them needing breathing assistance.
The people who recovered today number 5,439; resulting in a net decrease in active cases to 62,918.