Covid-19 daily cases pass 4,000 mark, 7 deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: The country's daily Covid-19 new cases hit the 4,000 mark with 4,071 infections recorded yesterday (Aug 18).

Malaysia's daily coronavirus cases have been rising since Tuesday (Aug 16) with 3,429 cases. On Wednesday, 3,516 cases were recorded.

The new infections yesterday bring the country's cumulative infections to 4,749,000 cases.

From the new cases, two were imported, according to the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal.

Selangor recorded the highest daily infections yesterday at 1,456 cases, followed by 728 cases in Kuala Lumpur and 320 cases in Negri Sembilan.

There are currently 42,476 active Covid-19 cases in the country.

From the figure, 40,826 people are being placed under home quarantine and 27 patients taken to Covid-19 Quarantine and Low-Risk Treatment Centres (PKRC).

The portal also reported 1,542 Covid-19 patients being hospitalised.

There are 81 patients being treated at the intensive care units (ICU), with 45 requiring ventilator support.

As of yesterday, the nation's Covid-19 fatalities reported a decline with seven fatalities. They included one brought-in-dead case, compared to Wednesday's 15 cases.

The Covid-19 deaths were reported in Selangor with three cases, Kedah, Perak, Penang and Sarawak recording one case each.

This brings the country's Covid-19 fatalities to a cumulative total of 36,124 since the pandemic started two years ago.

With 3,289 recoveries recorded yesterday, the total number of recovery cases was now at 4,670,400.

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