Malaysia Covid-19 Latest News

MAEPS quarantine centre sees sharp drop in number of Covid-19 patients needing oxygen

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The number of Covid-19 patients requiring oxygen assistance at the Malaysia Agriculture Expo Park (MAEPS) integrated quarantine and treatment centre in Serdang has seen an 80% drop from earlier this month. Only 109 patients currently in the centre need oxygen assistance, down from 525 in early August. Centre director Dr Shahabuddin Ibrahim said the decline was a good sign that the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia was improving, Sinar Ahad reported on Sunday (Aug 29). "Out of 2,456 patients, 109 patients are in Category Four and 1,930 in Category Three. "On Aug 8, we had 525 Category Four and 1,789 Category Three patients so the situation is getting better,” he said.

20,579 new cases, infections dip below 5,000 for Selangor

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There were 20,579 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Aug 29), bringing the cumulative total to 1,706,089 infections, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. The Health director-general tweeted that Selangor remained the state with the highest number of cases with 4,591 infections, followed by Sabah (2,578) and Sarawak (2,522). The number of cases in other states are as follows: Johor (1,852), Kedah (1,755), Penang (1,378), Kelantan (1,316), Perak (1,208), Pahang (839), Terengganu (789), Kuala Lumpur (680), Melaka (636), Negri Sembilan (329), Perlis (56), Putrajaya (48) and Labuan (two).

22,597 new cases on Saturday (Aug 28)

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Malaysia recorded 22,597 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (Aug 28), the Health Ministry has confirmed.

EMCO in five localities in Sabah, Kelantan from Sunday

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Two localities in Sabah and three in Kelantan will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Sunday to September 11. National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad said in a statement today, the EMCO in Sabah involved Kampung Debut in Ranau and Kampung Tindai Kolopis in Penampang. He said in Kelantan the EMCO involved two localities in the Pasir Mas sub-district namely Kampung Bayu Lalang and a part of Kampung Banggol Kemian as well as a part of Kampung Repek in the Gual Periok sub-district.

22,070 new cases recorded, S'gor still at top of list with 5,920

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Malaysia recorded 22,070 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (Aug 27), says the Health Ministry. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a series of tweets, said that this brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 infections in the country to 1,662,913 cases. Selangor had the most new cases with 5,920 infections, followed by Sabah (3,010), Sarawak (2,224) and Kedah (2,072).

393 Covid-19 deaths, deadliest day on record

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Malaysia today recorded its highest number of Covid-19 fatalities in a day with 393 deaths as of noon. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest figure brings the overall death toll to 15,211 cases. Previously, Malaysia recorded its highest number of deaths on Aug 2 when the coronavirus claimed 379 lives.

Another record high with 24,599 new cases on Thursday (Aug 26)

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The country sees another record high of daily new cases with 24,599 infections on Thursday (Aug 26). The previous daily record was 23,564 cases on Aug 20.

Covid-19 Watch: 265 fatalities bring death toll to 14,818

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A further 265 people in Malaysia have died due to Covid-19, says the Health Ministry. In his daily Covid-19 statement on Wednesday (Aug 25), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s death toll now stood at 14,818. Of the 265 fatalities, 219 were Malaysians while 46 were foreign nationals. The fatalities also included 69 cases classified as “brought in dead”. Selangor had the most deaths with 105 fatalities reported.

22,642 new cases bring total to 1,616,244

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Malaysia recorded 22,642 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Aug 25), bringing the cumulative total to 1,616,244. Selangor recorded the highest number of cases at 6,325, followed by Sabah (3,224) and Kedah (2,279).

34 new Covid-19 clusters detected today, more than half workplace-related

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The Health Ministry has detected 34 new Covid-19 clusters in the last 24 hours with more than half of them linked to workplaces. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a statement today, said 786 cases were recorded from the new workplace clusters. Community clusters contributed 216 cases, high-risk groups 35 cases while 100 cases were from detention centres. "The Bukit Mahkota construction site cluster in Hulu Langat, Selangor, had the most number of cases among workplace clusters with 122 cases from 148 screened individuals.

20,837 infections detected on Tuesday (Aug 24)

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Malaysia recorded 20,837 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Aug 24), reports the Health Ministry. This sees a rise from the 17,672 recorded the day before. Cumulatively, the country has had 1,593,602 cases since the pandemic began, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on Twitter.

24 localities in two states under EMCO from Aug 25

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Twenty-three localities in Sabah and one in Pahang will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO), from Wednesday (August 25) to September 7. National Security Council (MKN) director-general Datuk Rodzi Md Saad, said the EMCO in Sabah involves Kampung Cenderamata 2 and Kampung Cempaka, Likas; Kampung Inanam Laut; Kampung Bambangan, Inanam; Kampung Kelingau; Kampung Lapasan and Taman Kuala Menggatal in Kota Kinabalu. Four localities in Penampang are Delta Height; Kampung Sindaanan; Rainfield Garden and Maju Kota Lights Industry in Jalan Lama Penampang, as well as four others in Tawau involving Kampung Tanjung Batu Tengah; Taman Ranggu Saujana; Kampung Sungai Tamang in Pulau Sebatik and Tanjung Batu Laut, Logpon will also be placed under the EMCO.