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Covid-19: New cases dip to 18,815; Sarawak records highest daily figure at 3,660 — Dr Noor Hisham

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 16): New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dropped slightly to 18,815 today from 19,495 yesterday, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In infographics shared on his Twitter and Facebook accounts, he said this brought the cumulative number of positive cases to 2.05 million.

According to him, Sarawak still recorded the highest daily number of cases with 3,660, followed by Selangor (2,718) and Johor (2,206).

Five states also recorded more than 1,000 new cases, namely Sabah with 1,982 cases, Penang (1,777), Perak (1,446), Kedah (1,233) and Kelantan (1,222).

The states and federal territories which recorded cases below four digits were Terengganu (814), Pahang (712), Kuala Lumpur (493), Melaka (269), Negeri Sembilan (170), Perlis (80), Putrajaya (22) and Labuan (11).

Dr Noor Hisham also said the bed occupancy rate in the intensive care units (ICUs) of Covid-19 hospitals nationwide as of yesterday was 81% of 1,579 beds, while that for non-ICU beds was 71% of 17,155 beds.

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