Malaysia’s COVID-19 cases drop to 7,276 on Tuesday

Malaysia’s COVID-19 cases drop to 7,276 on Tuesday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 7,276 new COVID-19 cases today, marking the 10th straight day where cases have remained below 10,000. This brings the overall number of infections to 2,353,579 cases.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the total number of infections today, 150 cases were Categories 3, 4 and 5. A total of 724 patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU), 41 of whom are suspected for COVID-19, Dr Noor Hisham said.

Meanwhile, 398 of them are in need of the ventilator for breathing assistance.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, there are 14 new clusters detected, which takes the total number of active clusters to 783. Six of those new clusters were workplace clusters, five community clusters, two educational clusters and one high risk group cluster.

Four of the new clusters were found in Johor, three in Selangor, two in Penang and one in Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Melaka. Further detailed breakdown of daily cases in the country would be uploaded to the Health Ministry’s CovidNow website.

-Melisa Fernando

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