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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 1 -- A total of 17,150 COVID-19 new cases were reported nationwide in the last 24 hours, said Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
He said this figure was less 636 cases than the 17,786 recorded Saturday.
Dr Noor Hisham, through his Facebook post, said the new cases has brought the cumulative number of cases in Malaysia to 1,130,422.
He said Selangor remained as the state recording the highest number of daily cases with 6,326 followed by Kuala Lumpur (2,086), Kedah (1,511), Johor (1,045) and Sabah (1,002).
Negeri Sembilan reported 809 new cases, Penang (752), Perak (693), Melaka (686), Pahang (676), Sarawak (578), Kelantan (459), Terengganu (429), Putrajaya (72), Perlis (21) and Labuan (five).
Meanwhile, in a media statement Dr Noor Hisham said active cases with infectivity potential are now close to 200,000 as 195,273 cases have been reported.
He said a total of 11,326 recoveries and 160 deaths were recorded today bringing the total number of recoveries to 925,965 and the death toll to 9,184.
Dr Noor HIsham said 55 deaths were reported in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (25), Negeri Sembilan (14) Johor (14), Melaka (10), Kedah (10), Pahang (eight), Sabah (seven), Penang (six), Kelantan (four), Perak (four) and Terengganu (three).
“The fatalities involved 140 citizens and 10 foreigners,” he said adding that 140 people died at the hospital while 20 others were brought in dead (BID).
He added that of the 17,150 new cases reported today, 745 cases (4.3 per cent) were from categories three, four and five.
“The other 16,405 cases (95.7 per cent) are from categories one and two according to clinical condition when first diagnosed,” he said.
Meanwhile he said, 1,059 patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 531 of them needing respiratory support.
Dr Noor Hisham informed that 23 new clusters were detected, of which 11 were workplace clusters community cluster (eight), high-risk group (two), educational institution (one) and detention centre (one).
Dr Noor Hisham said based on the latest data, the COVID-19 infectivity or R-naught (Rt) rate in Malaysia yesterday was 1.10, with Perlis recording the highest value at 1.47, followed by Terengganu (1.42) and Kelantan (1.27).
Except for Negeri Sembilan and Labuan which recorded Rt values of 0.90 and 0.70 respectively, other states recorded values of above 1.0.
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