Dr Noor Hisham: Slight dip in new Covid-19 infections over last 24 hours to 11,985 cases

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during his daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya February 9, 2021. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during his daily press conference on Covid-19 in Putrajaya February 9, 2021. — Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 — Fresh cases of Covid-19 infections declined marginally today with 11,985 new infections reported over the last day, with more than half of new cases detected in the Klang Valley.

Health Ministry Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a tweet, detailed 5,550 new infections in Selangor, followed by 1,174 in Kuala Lumpur and 800 cases in Kedah.

Negri Sembilan reported 745 new infections, with 644 new cases in Johor, and Pahang, which is under Phase 2 of the National Recovery Plan, reported 603 fresh infections.

This brings the cumulative number of local Covid-19 infections to 951,884, with 137,587 currently active cases.

Out of today’s new infections, Dr Noor Hisham said 1,533 involved non-locals, with 10,445 involving Malaysians and seven imported cases.

Today also saw 199 Covid-19 related deaths, 33 of which were brought in dead and later tested positive for Covid-19.

On the flip side, Dr Noor Hisham reported that 7,902 patients were discharged over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of those recovered to 806,857, which represents a recovery rate of 84.8 per cent.

Also reported were 30 new infection clusters, 17 of which were found in workplaces, eight which were community spreads, two among high-risk groups, two more from religious events and one more from a private education institution.

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