Malaysia Records Over 2,000 Covid-19 Cases Fifth Straight Day

Sarawak currently has 5,604 active cases, among which 11 are in the intensive care unit, including 24 on ventilator support.

KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — Malaysia reported 2,087 new Covid-19 infections today, marking the fifth consecutive day of more than 2,000 daily cases. 

Malaysia surpassed the 2,000 mark in 24-hour tallies from April 15, six weeks, or 41 days, after the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 2,154 new cases on March 5. 

The highest number of Covid-19 cases reported today were in Sarawak (589 cases), followed by Selangor (457 cases) and Kelantan (290 cases). 

Sarawak currently has 5,604 active cases, among which 11 are in the intensive care unit (ICU), including 24 on ventilator support. 

Eight deaths were also reported today, bringing the nationwide Covid-19 death toll to 1,386. Three out of eight deaths reported today were in Sarawak. 

Twenty-two out of 66 districts in Sarawak (30.3 per cent) are currently red zone districts, as they have been reporting more than 40 new Covid-19 cases in the past fortnight, five orange districts with 21 to 40 cases, 11 yellow districts with one to 20 cases, and 30 green districts with no Covid-19 cases reported in the past two weeks.

Malaysia has 20,522 active cases currently, out of which 228 patients are in ICU while 93 of them are on ventilator support. 

MOH also reported 14 new clusters today — six education clusters, four community clusters, three workplace clusters, and one cluster involving a religious community. 

Three clusters were reported in Kelantan, one cluster in Sabah, three clusters in Johor, two clusters in Kedah, three clusters in Sarawak, one cluster in Perak, and one cluster in Selangor.

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