Covid-19: 1,977 new cases, six deaths reported on Sept 16

KUALA LUMPUR: Daily Covid-19 cases returned below the 2,000-mark at 1,977 on Friday, after the nation recorded more than 2,000 cases for two consecutive days.

Data on CovidNow showed that of the new cases, only two were imported while the remaining infections were local transmissions.

Selangor registered the highest daily cases at 492, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 405 and Sabah at 187.

Other states with three-digit cases were Perak, Sarawak and Penang that recorded 175, 115 and 100 cases respectively.

Yesterday, total recoveries were recorded slightly higher than new confirmed cases at 2,018.

As such, the number of those currently infected with Covid-19 had also slightly reduced to 27,158.

Of the number, 25,915 people are undergoing home quarantine, 1,178 are being treated at hospitals, 60 being monitored at intensive care units (ICU) and five isolated at Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres.

Currently, 41 of the ICU cases are under ventilator support.

Also reported to the Health Ministry were six deaths - two brought-in-dead cases in Kedah, another two in Perak, and each in Sabah and Selangor.

Yesterday, 405 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospitals; Covid-19 normal and ICU beds utilisation rates were recorded at 20.2 per cent and 16.3 per cent as of Sept 16.

The national positivity rate stood at 6.6 per cent on Sept 13 with 33,929 results reported to the Health Ministry.

A new high-risk group cluster – Jalan Guar Nangka cluster - was identified in Kangar, Perlis yesterday.

To date, nine cases were linked to this cluster which has a 31 per cent positivity rate.

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