10,959 Covid-19 cases, 16,430 recoveries

10,959 Covid-19 cases, 16,430 recoveries

The health ministry has reported 10,959 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as daily infections continue to drop.

This is the first time daily cases have fallen below 11,000 since July 16 when 10,784 cases were detected.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 16,430 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged over the two million mark to 2,005,942.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 2,209,194.

There were 980 patients in intensive care, 862 of whom were confirmed to be Covid-19 positive and 118 suspected of being infected.

Meanwhile, 579 patients required respiratory assistance, with 378 patients Covid-19 positive and the remaining 201 suspected of being positive.

Sarawak had the most infections with 2,733. This was followed by Johor (1,226), Selangor (979), Kelantan (983), Penang (793), Sabah (751), Pahang (739), Perak (713), Terengganu (691), Kedah (660), Melaka (346), Kuala Lumpur (176), Negeri Sembilan (110), Perlis (51) and Putrajaya (18). Labuan did not record any new infections.

There were 10,947 local infections today – involving 10,150 Malaysians and 797 foreigners – and 12 imported cases.

Noor Hisham said of the new infections, only 1.9% of patients were in Category 3, 4 or 5 at the time of diagnosis.

The country’s Covid-19 infectivity rate stood at 0.92, with Pahang having the highest R-nought level of 1.02.

All other states recorded R-noughts of less than 1.0 while Labuan had an R-nought of zero. - FMT