COVID-19: Record high 4,525 recoveries today, new cases drop to 2,464

Malaysia has recorded 2,464 new COVID-19 cases today which brings the total number of infections to 264,269. The last time Malaysia recorded less than 2,500 cases was 11th January 2021. There are 7 new deaths reported and the death toll is now 965.

The Ministry of Health has reported 4,525 new recoveries which is a new record high. A total of 213,814 patients have recovered and discharged so far. The recovery rate is now 80.9% while the mortality rate is at 0.4%.

There are currently 49,490 active cases remaining which are receiving treatment. 260 are in ICU while 111 require respiratory support.

Out of the 2,464 new cases today, 3 are imported while 2,461 are transmitted locally. Selangor recorded the most with 1,103 cases, followed by Johor with 492 cases, Sarawak with 161 cases and Kuala Lumpur with 154 cases.

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Alexander Wong