2,244 Covid-19 cases recorded on Saturday

KUALA LUMPUR: Daily Covid-19 cases remain hovering at the 2,000-mark with 2,244 new cases recorded on Saturday.

This brought the cumulative cases in Malaysia to 4,789,552.

Of the new cases, four were imported while the remaining 2,240 were local transmissions.

Selangor reported the highest cases in the country yesterday at 679, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 466 and Perak at 224.

Other cases were 187 in Sabah, 112 in Negri Sembilan, 95 in Melaka where three were imported, 78 in Pahang, 74 each in Penang and Sarawak, 61 in Kedah, 60 in Johor, 45 in Putrajaya, 42 in Kelantan including one imported cases, 36 in Terengganu, six in Perlis, and five in Labuan.

Also reported to the Health Ministry's Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre yesterday were 3,202 recoveries and nine deaths which included two brought-in-dead (BID) cases.

The fatalities were three in Johor, two in Sarawak, both BID and each in Melaka, Pahang, Perak, and Selangor.

As of yesterday (Sept 3), 4,723,112 recoveries were reported while 36,243 individuals had died of Covid-19 since the pandemic hit in 2020.

Currently, more than 30,000 people in the country are infected with Covid-19.

Of the total, 28,853 cases are undergoing home quarantine, 1,251 are hospitalised, 75 treated at intensive care units and 18 at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centre.

There are 40 ICU cases that are ventilated.

Also, 421 Covid-19 cases were admitted yesterday.

National positivity rate rose slightly from 7.7 per cent on Aug 30 to 8.1 per cent on National Day.

On Aug 31, a total of 24,726 tests were reported to the ministry.

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