Malaysia adds 19,307 Covid-19 cases on Sept 9

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 9): Malaysia reported 19,307 new Covid-19 cases as at noon today, a decline from 19,733 infections the day before, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah tweeted.

Today is the fourth straight day that new cases stayed below the 20,000 mark.

Sarawak, where 87.9% of its adult population have been fully inoculated, still led the country with the most daily infections at 3,118 — up slightly from 3,100 yesterday.

The Klang Valley — comprising Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya — had 3,241 new cases. with 2,700 in Selangor, followed by Kuala Lumpur (513) and Putrajaya (28).

Across the country, the Klang Valley has the highest vaccination rate so far, with close to 6.07 million people or 98.4% of its adult population fully inoculated.

Outside the Klang Valley, Sabah logged 2,298 daily infections, followed by Penang (2,243), Johor (2,032), Kelantan (1,438), Kedah (1,355), Perak (1,341), Terengganu (910), Pahang (661), Melaka (340), Negeri Sembilan (207), Perlis (108) and Labuan (15).

The country’s cumulative Covid-19 cases now stand at 1.92 million.

On the other hand, Noor Hisham said the bed occupancy rate of intensive care units (ICUs) nationwide to treat Covid-19 patients stood at 82% as of yesterday (Sept 8).

There were 1,575 ICU beds as of yesterday, while 17,894 beds were allocated for non-ICU patients.

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