Malaysia reports 17,150 Covid-19 cases, 160 deaths

Malaysia reports 17,150 Covid-19 cases, 160 deaths

The health ministry has reported 17,150 Covid-19 cases and 160 deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 11,326 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 925,965.

In a tweet, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 1,130,422.

There are 195,273 active cases, with 1,059 patients being treated in intensive care and 531 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 160 deaths take the number of fatalities to 9,184.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 6,326.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,086), Kedah (1,511), Johor (1,045), Sabah (1,002), Negeri Sembilan (809), Penang (752), Perak (693), Melaka (686), Pahang (676), Sarawak (578), Kelantan (459), Terengganu (429), Putrajaya (72), Perlis (21) and Labuan (5).

There were 17,149 local infections today, involving 14,443 Malaysians and 2,706 foreigners, as well as one imported case.

The 160 deaths were of 140 Malaysians and 120 foreigners. All but 26 had existing medical conditions while 10 were brought in dead.

Selangor reported the highest number of deaths with 55, followed by Kuala Lumpur (25), Negeri Sembilan (14), Johor (14), Melaka (10), Kedah (10), Pahang (8), Sabah (7), Penang (6), Kelantan (4), Perak (4) and Terengganu (3).

Noor Hisham also said that as of yesterday, the country’s Covid-19 infectivity rate stood at 1.10.

Perlis recorded the highest R-nought value again with 1.47. Other states and federal territories that recorded R0 levels above 1 were Terengganu (1.42), Kelantan (1.27), Sabah (1.21), Kedah (1.21), Perak (1.21), Putrajaya (1.20), Penang (1.18), Johor (1.17), Pahang (1.15), Kuala Lumpur (1.10), Selangor (1.08), Sarawak (1.05) and Melaka (1.05). - FMT



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