Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases drop to 9,066, first time under 10,000 in nearly three months

File picture shows Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at the Health Ministry in Putrajaya, September 9, 2021. — Bernama pic
File picture shows Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at the Health Ministry in Putrajaya, September 9, 2021. — Bernama pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — The country’s new Covid-19 cases dipped below the 10,000 mark today with 9,066 new infections reported.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on Twitter that Sarawak topped the list again with 1,418 new infections, followed by 1,000 in Selangor, 981 in Johor, 827 in Terengganu, and 796 in Kelantan.

Kuala Lumpur reported 201 new infections while the cumulative case total rose to 2.27 million confirmed Covid-19 infections.

However, this is the first time in almost three months that daily cases have gone below 10,000, with the last on July 10, when 9,353 new cases were reported.

Dr Noor Hisham in a statement later said there were 12 imported cases today, and that 93.7 per cent or 8,485 from today’s tally involved locals. 

He said 14,454 more patients were cured and discharged, bringing the total recovery to 92.2 per cent, with 2,100,565 patients discharged to date.

To date, there are 835 patients warded in Intensive Care Units nationwide, of which 20 patients are still suspected Covid-19 cases. 535 of these patients require intubation.

The director general also reported six new clusters today involving two new clusters each in Pahang, Kelantan and Johor, involving three workplaces and three community infections.

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