2,226 new Covid-19 cases, eight deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry recorded 2,226 new Covid-19 infections yesterday (Sept 8), bringing the cumulative toll to 4,799,663.

Malaysia has been reporting daily Covid-19 cases above the 2,000 mark since Tuesday at 2,067, with 2,428 recorded on Wednesday.

Based on the Health Ministry's CovidNow portal, two were imported cases.

Kuala Lumpur recorded 548 cases followed by Selangor (448 cases) and Perak (204).

As of yesterday, the country recorded 27,400 active Covid-19 cases, of which 26,045 patients were placed under home quarantine and 14 admitted at Covid-19 quarantine and low-risk treatment centres (PKRC).

The portal also reported 1,277 Covid-19 patients in hospital for treatment, where 64 were admitted to intensive care units (ICU) with 38 patients requiring ventilator support.

Sabah reported the highest number of admissions yesterday at 90 cases followed by Selangor (89) and Johor (48).

The country's daily hospital admissions now stood at 71.7 per cent or 426 cases with ICU utilisation at 60.3 per cent or 64 patients.

CovidNow reported eight Covid-19 deaths yesterday, including one brought-in-dead.

Johor reported three Covid-19 fatalities, two in Perak and Terengganu respectively, and one in Sabah.

The country recorded a total of 36,270 deaths from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.

Malaysia also reported 1,894 people who recovered from the coronavirus yesterday, taking the cumulative toll of recoveries to 4,735,993.

CovidNow identified two new Covid-19 clusters yesterday, namely the Jalan Bunga Tanjung and Jalan Dato Tabal clusters.

The Jalan Bunga Tanjung cluster in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur involved a high-risk group with nine people infected with Covid-19.

The Jalan Dato Tabal cluster, an education-related cluster in Hulu Selangor, Selangor, involved three Covid-19 cases.

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