KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 9): Malaysia reported today 2,764 newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals and 13 pandemic-related deaths, which brought the country's total number of fatalities due to the outbreak to 909 so far.

The Ministry of Health MOH said via Twitter today the 2,764 newly-infected individuals comprised 2,758 local-transmission and six imported cases.

“The last time the (daily) number of new cases was below 3,000 was on Jan 13 (2021),” the MOH said.

The MOH said today’s 2,764 newly-confirmed Covid-19-infected individuals brought the total number cases in the country to 248,316 so far.

According to the MoH, the cumulative number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 50,841 so far.

The MOH said 289 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital intensive care units and out of the 289, a total of 127 need breathing assistance.

Meanwhile, the number of individuals who were reported today to have recovered from Covid-19 stood at 3,887, which brings the country's total number of persons who have recovered from the outbreak to 196,566 so far.

Today's number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 infected individuals at 2,764 is a drop from the 3,100 registered yesterday.

The last time the nation’s daily reported number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases was below 3,000 was on Jan 13, 2021 when 2,985 infected individuals were identified.

Today, the MOH’s Twitter update showed that in geographical terms, Selangor reported the highest number of daily new cases at 862 followed by Johor and Kuala Lumpur at 521 and 422 respectively.

The MOH said Melaka reported 203 new cases while Sabah registered 180.

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