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Covid-19: Malaysia’s new daily cases drop to 5,671 with active cases falling below 80,000 mark

Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge

Photo by Shahrin Yahya/The Edge

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KUALA LUMPUR (June 10): Malaysia's daily number of confirmed Covid-19 cases dropped to 5,671 today from 6,239 yesterday, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Selangor today recorded 1,510 confirmed positive cases, down by one third from 2,291 yesterday -- the second lowest in two months. The lowest level was on Monday at 1,374 cases.  

To date, Selangor has reported 208,845 infections. The State has been reporting the highest number of infections mainly due to the State’s mass testing to curb the spread while the Federal government is speeding up the vaccination programme.

Elsewhere, Kuala Lumpur reported 769 new cases followed by Sarawak with 631.

The number of active cases has fallen for the fourth straight day to 79,848 today, as the number of recoveries came in higher at 7,325 against the new infections. Total recoveries increased further to 556,030 or 86.9% of total infections which now stand at 639,562.

Meanwhile, the number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) climbed to a fresh high of 911, of whom 462 needed ventilators to breathe. The number of patients in ICUs is expected to remain elevated as they typically stay for seven to 14 days.

There were 73 deaths today — 29 in Selangor, 11 in Johor, eight in Negeri Sembilan, four in Kedah, four in Kuala Lumpur, four in Labuan, four in Penang, three in Pahang, two in Kelantan, and one each in Melaka, Sabah, Terengganu, and Perak. The coronavirus has killed 3,684 in Malaysia over the past 15 months.

Among the new infections today, 5,663 were local transmissions while eight were imported cases.

 

On Covid-19 clusters, Dr Noor Hisham announced 22 new clusters today, raising the number of active clusters nationwide to 745.

These comprised 18 workplace clusters, three community clusters while only one is linked to religious activities.

So far, 2,422 clusters have been reported by the Ministry, while 1,677 have been declared ended.

 

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