Record high 360 Covid-19 deaths, 18,688 cases

Record high 360 Covid-19 deaths, 18,688 cases

The health ministry has reported a record high 360 deaths from Covid-19 today, despite cases taking a slight dip to 18,688 in the last 24 hours.

This is higher than the previous record for deaths set on Aug 4, when there were 257 Covid-19 deaths.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there was a record-high 17,055 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 1,026,398.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 1,262,540.

There are now 225,393 active cases, with 1,095 patients being treated in intensive care and 571 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 360 deaths take the number of fatalities to 10,749.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases, with 6,565.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,883), Kedah (1,610), Sabah (1,379), Johor (1,308), Negeri Sembilan (1,140), Kelantan (870), Perak (861), Penang (694), Pahang (602), Terengganu (598), Sarawak (581), Melaka (526), Putrajaya (63), Perlis (6) and Labuan (2).

The number of cases in Kedah and Sabah is the highest to date. The previous record was 1,514 on Aug 7 and 1,291 on Aug 6 respectively.

There were 18,678 local infections today, involving 15,755 Malaysians and 2,923 foreigners, as well as 10 imported cases.

The 360 dead comprised 296 Malaysians and 64 foreigners. All but 83 had existing medical conditions while 85 were brought in dead.

Selangor reported the highest number of deaths with 221, followed by Kuala Lumpur (41), Melaka (20), Perak (17), Penang (15), Johor (14), Kedah (7), Pahang (6), Negeri Sembilan (6), Sabah (5), Terengganu (5), Putrajaya (2) and Kelantan (1).

Noor Hisham also said that as of yesterday, the country’s Covid-19 infectivity rate was at 1.08.

Perlis recorded the highest R-nought level with 1.47. Other states and federal territories that recorded R0 levels above 1.0 were Kelantan (1.25), Sabah (1.18), Penang (1.18), Perak (1.17), Terengganu (1.17), Kedah (1.15), Johor (1.13), Sarawak (1.12), Pahang (1.11), Kuala Lumpur (1.07), Putrajaya (1.07), Selangor (1.05), Negeri Sembilan (1.02) and Melaka (1.02). - FMT



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