Covid-19: 31 brought in dead today as new cases rise to more than 16,000

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By S. Harrish

THE record number of Covid-19 deaths in the country remained the same for a second day in a row as the health ministry reported 207 deaths over the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total deaths now stood at 8,408.

The fatalities comprised 181 Malaysians and 26 foreigners. Thirty-one were brought in dead.

Selangor had the most fatalities at 96, followed by Kuala Lumpur (34), Johor (21), Malacca (17), Kedah (15), Negeri Sembilan (7), Kelantan (5), Sabah (3), Terengganu (3), Sarawak (2), Pahang (2), and one each in Penang and Labuan.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 16,117 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of infections to 1,044,071, with 170,224 active cases.

There are 1,023 patients in the ICU with 524 on ventilators.

Selangor also had the most cases with 6,616, followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,457) and Kedah (1,000).

Johor had 907 cases, Sabah (741), Malacca (674), Negeri Sembilan (669), Penang (618), Kelantan (592), Perak (583), Sarawak (405), Pahang (403), Terengganu (317), Putrajaya (122), Labuan (11) and Perlis (2).

In Sarawak, Kuching had the most cases with 255 infections, followed by Samarahan (60), Sibu (20), Bau (11), Kabong (9), Serian (8), Simunjan and Tatau (6 each), Bintulu (4), Kapit, Lawas and Meradong (3 each), Saratok, Asajaya, Tebedu, Pakan and Selangau (2 each).

Miri, Betong, Mukah, Telang Usan, Subis and Kanowit had one case each.

The state’s total number of cases now stands at 74,747 while the death toll rose to 459, with two new deaths reported today.

There were no new clusters in Sarawak today.