KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 6 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced today that there were 9,380 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
This represents an increase from yesterday’s 8,817 new infections, but also means daily cases have remained below 10,000 for the fourth consecutive day.
Sarawak led new case numbers at 1,503, followed by Kelantan (1,170), Selangor (1,116), Johor (1,105) and Sabah (790).
The Federal Territory of Labuan recorded the lowest in daily cases at eight.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur continued its recent streak of relatively low new infections at 214.
Today’s figures bring the total cumulative cases to 2,303,837 since the pandemic began last year.
In a statement later, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that usage of non-intensive care unit (ICU) beds stands at 51 per cent or 16,239 patients, while those who are currently admitted in the ICU are at 56 per cent or 1,532 patients.
Dr Noor Hisham said that 11 new clusters have been detected in the past 24 hours, pushing the total number of active clusters to 932 as of today.
He added that 851 cases are being treated in intensive care units (ICU).
Out of the total number of patients being treated in ICU, 447 needed ventilators.
Dr Noor Hisham also mentioned that only 181 cases are classified as in more critical condition, while the remaining only have mild symptoms.