KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 9): Malaysia reported today 2,764 newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals and 13 pandemic-related deaths, which brought the country's total number of fatalities due to the outbreak to 909 so far.
The Ministry of Health MOH said via Twitter today the 2,764 newly-infected individuals comprised 2,758 local-transmission and six imported cases.
“The last time the (daily) number of new cases was below 3,000 was on Jan 13 (2021),” the MOH said.
The MOH said today’s 2,764 newly-confirmed Covid-19-infected individuals brought the total number cases in the country to 248,316 so far.
According to the MoH, the cumulative number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 50,841 so far.
The MOH said 289 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital intensive care units and out of the 289, a total of 127 need breathing assistance.
Meanwhile, the number of individuals who were reported today to have recovered from Covid-19 stood at 3,887, which brings the country's total number of persons who have recovered from the outbreak to 196,566 so far.
Today's number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals at 2,764 is a drop from the 3,100 registered yesterday.
The last time the nation’s daily reported number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases was below 3,000 was on Jan 13, 2021 when 2,985 infected individuals were identified.
Today, the MOH’s Twitter update showed that in geographical terms, Selangor reported the highest number of daily new cases at 862 followed by Johor and Kuala Lumpur at 521 and 422 respectively.
The MOH said Melaka reported 203 new cases while Sabah registered 180.
Meanwhile, Bernama quoting Dr Noor Hisham’s press conference in Putrajaya today, reported that out of the 13 Covid-19 related deaths reported today, six were registered in Selangor, two each in Sabah, Sarawak and Johor and one in Kuala Lumpur.
It was reported that the deceased were all Malaysians aged between 49 and 80.
It was reported that he also announced 12 new Covid-19 clusters were detected today, with 11 of them linked to workplaces, while one involved a high-risk group known as the Masjid Tanah Dialysis Cluster in Melaka.
"The workplace-linked clusters were detected in Selangor (Persiaran Puteri Construction Site, Mahkota Industry and Subang Baru Engineering); Kuala Lumpur (Jalan Budiman and Jalan Pantai Construction Site); Johor (Besi Cyber, Senai City Lapan, Jalan Parit Mesjid and Jalan Cyber 14); Sabah (Hulu Jerocco); and Negeri Sembilan (Lengkok Emas).
"He said there are still 459 active clusters, while 461 have ended, including four today — the Dewani Cluster, Iris Cluster, Jalan Stesen Construction Site Cluster and Kampung Baharu Cluster,” Bernama reported.