Dr Noor Hisham: 19,307 new Covid-19 infections today

Passengers don face masks during a an LRT ride in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
Passengers don face masks during a an LRT ride in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 — Malaysia reported a slight drop in new Covid-19 infections with 19,307 cases reported today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

A tweet by Dr Noor Hisham showed Sarawak registering the most cases with 3,118 new infections, followed by Selangor with 2,700. Sabah reported 2,298 new cases with Johor adding 2,032 infections.

The local cumulative tally now stands at 1,919,774 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

A full statement by Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin later detailed how of today’s new cases, 17,125 or 88.7 per cent involved Malaysians, while 2,176 or 11.3 per cent were of non-locals, and six imported cases.

To date, there are 242,802 active cases under the Health Ministry’s watch.

Khairy also detailed how 24,855 more patients had recovered and were discharged by the ministry, with the cumulative recoveries now at 1,657,486 or 86.3 per cent from the total case tally.

The minister also revealed 27 new infection clusters which contributed 915 cases to today’s tally; 15 were detected at workplaces, 11 from community infections, and one from an educational institution.

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