Health DG Reports 2,468 new COVID-19 Cases

KUALA LUMPUR: A total 2,468 new COVID-19 cases was reported today raising the total cumulative COVID-19 cases in the country to 288,229 cases while 14 deaths were reported due to the pandemic in the last 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 4,055 recoveries were reported today which were higher than the daily positive cases taking the overall recovery cases to date to 256,678 cases.

‘’A total 30,475 active COVID-19 cases was also reported today,’’ he said in a statement on the development of COVID-19 today, adding that 196 of the active cases were being treated at intensive care unit with 92 requiring respiratory aid.

He said, of the total new daily cases, 2,464 cases were local infections involving 1,549 locals and 915 non-citizens, apart from four imported cases, namely two locals and two foreigners.

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor with 932 cases continued to record the highest number of new cases, followed by Johor (428 cases), Perak (308 cases) as well as Kuala Lumpur and Penang (155 cases each).