Dr Noor Hisham: Malaysia racks up 19,733 Covid-19 cases today, Sarawak tops list

Health workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam August 1, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Health workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam August 1, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today said that another 19,733 Covid-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, a bump up from yesterday’s 18,574.

This also brings the total number of cases recorded in the country past the 1,900,000-mark for the first time, with 1,900,467 cases.

Sarawak continues to hold top spot for the highest number of cases recorded at 3,100, while other states recording more than 2,000 cases today are Selangor (2,989), Penang (2,474) and Sabah (2,067).

Remaining states recording new Covid-19 cases are Johor (1,867), Kedah (1,564), Kelantan (1,471), Perak (1,319), Terengganu (904), Pahang (700), Kuala Lumpur (537), Melaka (375), Negri Sembilan (256), Perlis (74), Putrajaya (29) and Labuan (seven).

Dr Noor Hisham said that of today’s 19,733 new cases, only three were imported in the country from overseas, while the remainder were locally transmitted.

He also said that the number of recovered cases today outweigh the number of new cases, with 22,701 people recovering from Covid-19.

This brings the total number of recovered cases in the country to 1,632,631.

Another 361 Covid-19 related deaths were also recorded today, said Dr Noor Hisham, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in Malaysia to 19,163.

“A total of 904 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide, with 430 of them needing ventilators to help them breathe,” he said.

He added that 35 new Covid-19 clusters were also detected today, bringing the total number of active clusters in the country to 1,459.

Dr Noor Hisham also shared that as of today, only 166,379 from the total 1,900,467 cases overall have been fully vaccinated.

In comparison, he said 1,449,632 of the cases have no history of vaccination, while 284,456 of the cases have incomplete vaccinations.  

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