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Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases up at 20,396 on Sept 5; cumulative deaths top 18,000

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 5): Malaysia’s daily number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 20,396 today from 19,057 yesterday, as fresh infections rose in states including Selangor and Sarawak. The country’s cumulative number of pandemic-linked deaths topped 18,000 today, after the nation reported 336 fatalities versus 362 yesterday.  

In an update on Facebook today, Health director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the newly-confirmed 20,396 Covid-19 infected individuals today brought the country’s cumulative number of pandemic cases to 1.84 million so far.

Noor Hisham said Selangor’s daily number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases rose to 3,886 today from 3,775 yesterday, while Sarawak’s daily figure of fresh infections climbed to 3,747 from 2,723.

Elsewhere, he said Terengganu’s daily number of new Covid-19 cases rose to 861 today, from 605 yesterday.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a separate update today on Twitter that the 336 Covid-19-linked deaths reported across Malaysia today brought the country’s cumulative number of pandemic-related fatalities to 18,219 so far.

Across the nation’s hospitals, the MOH said 959 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units.

The MOH said 436 pandemic patients need breathing-assistance devices.

Meanwhile, 20,573 individuals across Malaysia were reported today to have recovered from Covid-19, according to the MOH.

The MOH said the 20,573 individuals brought the country’s cumulative number of persons who have recovered from the pandemic to 1.57 million so far.

In Dr Noor Hisham’s update on Facebook, he said the 336 Covid-19-linked deaths reported today involve 274 Malaysians and 62 foreigners.

He said there were 107 brought-in-dead cases, of which 67 and 40 were Malaysians and foreigners respectively.

On Malaysia’s daily number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases at 20,396 today, Dr Noor Hisham said the figure comprises 20,388 local transmission cases and eight imported ones.

He said the 20,388 local transmission cases involve 17,858 Malaysians and 2,530 foreigners.

"(There are) 255,789 active (Covid-19 cases in the country),” he said.

In a separate statement today, Dr Noor Hisham said 13,519 individuals representing 66.3% of the country's daily number of newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases at 20,396 today include people who have no Covid-19 vaccination history, besides those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

He said 6,877 individuals representing 33.7% of the 20,396 newly-confirmed cases today have a history of being fully-vaccinated against the pandemic.

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