Covid-19 cases drop to 3,943 infections

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 cases dropped by some 1,000 cases from 4,831 cases recorded on Thursday to 3,943 on Friday.

Data from the Health Ministry's portal CovidNow revealed that 3,942 cases from yesterday were domestic transmissions, with only one imported.

More than half of the coronavirus cases were reported in the Klang Valley on Friday.

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah remained the top three regions with most cases recorded, with 1,035 infections logged in Selangor, 953 in Kuala Lumpur and 354 in Sabah.

Other cases saw 330 infections recorded in Perak, 295 in Negri Sembilan, 168 in Melaka, 156 in Penang, 129 in Sarawak, 118 in Johor, 103 in Kedah, 90 in Pahang, 71 in Kelantan, 69 in Putrajaya, 40 in Terengganu, 19 in Labuan and 13 in Perlis.

There were four deaths recorded on Friday, including one brought in dead (BID) case in Selangor compared to 10 fatalities on Thursday with four BID's.

There were also 4,645 recoveries from the coronavirus.

Following this latest development, cumulative active cases slightly dropped to 45,375 from 46,081 on Thursday.

To date, a total 4,728,168 people have been infected with coronavirus from which 4,690,179 recovered and 36,070 individuals died of the infection.

Of the still active cases, 66 patients are being treated at intensive care units with 45 being hooked up on ventilators.

Yesterday, saw 544 fresh Covid-19 cases being admitted to hospitals.

The national positivity rate stood at 8.8 per cent on Aug 10, with a total 49,534 tests reported to the Health Ministry.

Meanwhile, 1.3 per cent of the total population or 413,138 people had received a second booster jab.

They comprise 170,034 senior citizens, 242,839 adults aged 18 to 59-year-old and 265 adolescents aged 12 to 17-year-old.

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