KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 21): Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dropped to 732 today, the first time the daily figure dips below 800-mark after four consecutive days above that level.
However, the number of confirmed active cases, which carry high transmission risks, continues to climb to a fresh high of 7,827 as of noon today, compared with 7,681 yesterday, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Among the 732 new infections reported, 535 were in Sabah, which has been the hotbed for the deadly virus after the state election on Sept 26. Selangor, one of the most populated states, has reported 116 new infections.
According to MoH, 580 patients have recovered from the coronavirus. The total number of recoveries stand at 14,931 as of noon today.
There are currently 102 Covid-19 patients receiving treatment in intensive care units with 31 of them needing respiratory aid.
There are six deaths reported today, bringing the death toll to 199.
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