KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 — Malaysia added 19,550 new Covid-19 cases today, a slightly smaller number compared to 24 hours earlier when the nationwide figure climbed to 21,176.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sarawak topped the states with 3,743 cases, followed by Selangor (2,416), Johor (2,282), and Sabah (2,163).
The number of cases in the country inched closer to the two million mark with today’s latest figures.
Malaysia has registered 1,960,500 cumulative cases since the viral disease was first recorded in the country last year.
In a statement later, Dr Noor Hisham said that 28 new clusters have been detected in the past 24 hours pushing the total number of active clusters to 1,446 as of today.
He added that 1,247 cases are being treated in intensive care units (ICU).
Out of the total number of patients being treated in ICU, 667 needed ventilators.
Dr Noor Hisham also mentioned that only 265 cases are classified as in more critical condition, while the remaining only have mild symptoms.