Monday, March 1, 2021

62 new virus cases take total tally to 5 digits

Malaysia has now recorded 10,031 cases of Covid-19.

Other News

Facebook to pay US$650 million settlement over US privacy dispute

During the trial, it emerged that Facebook was violating Illinois law by storing biometric data – digital scans of people's faces, in support of its face-tagging feature – without users' consent.

Sesi persekolahan murid prasekolah, Tahun 1,2 bermula hari ini

Bagi murid yang belum mempunyai pakaian seragam, kementerian pendidikan (KPM) membenarkan mereka memakai pakaian biasa.

Hong Kong unleashes security law, charges 47 activists

Bail is unlikely and the charges carry a maximum term of life imprisonment. 

At least 18 protesters killed by police in Myanmar in worst violence since coup

The United Nations is calling on the international community to act to stop the repression.

Throw out your throwaway culture, green group urges global corporations

Saving the seas from single-use plastic can’t be done by consumers alone.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia rose to five digits today, reaching 10,031 with the addition of 62 new cases.

Of the 62 new cases, 61 were local transmissions involving 41 Malaysians and 20 foreigners while the remaining import case was that of a Malaysian returning from India.

In a press conference today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 59 of the new cases were recorded in Sabah, 48 of which were from the Benteng LD cluster. Of these, 20 were foreigners.

The other 11 cases in Sabah were detected through the screening of health workers at the Lahad Datu hospital (four cases), at international entry points from the peninsula (three cases), at the Lahad Datu health clinic (two cases) and at the Pulau and Sandakan prison clusters (one each).

“Kedah also recorded one case from the Sungai cluster while Penang had one case from the close contact screening of a family member of cases 9,397 and 9,459,” he said.

Noor Hisham said 26 recoveries were recorded today, raising the cumulative number of recoveries to 9,235 cases or 92.1% of total cases.

No new deaths were reported today, leaving the death toll unchanged at 128.

“To date, 15 cases are under treatment in intensive care, with three of them requiring respiratory assistance,” Noor Hisham added.

He said active cases continued to increase on a daily basis while the number of positive cases treated in the intensive care unit was rising as well.

If the situation continued, he said, health facilities in the country would be overwhelmed again.

To prevent such a situation from recurring, he urged everyone to play their role and comply with the SOPs and advice issued by the government.

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/malaysianow

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

Sabah, Sarawak dapat layanan adil, kata Muhyiddin

Terdapat banyak lagi usaha yang perlu dibuat bagi meletakkan kedua-dua negeri berkenaan agar setara dengan Semenanjung.

2,437 cases take total confirmed infections past 300,000

202 in the ICU, 93 in need of respiratory assistance.

New cases stay above 2,000 as 10 more deaths reported

190 in the ICU, 99 in need of respiratory assistance.

RM10,000 fine not for all SOP offences, top cop explains

Abdul Hamid Bador says the RM10,000 compound will not be issued for offences such as failure to wear face masks.

Too soon to say if Covid-19 jabs could allow immunity passports, says Noor Hisham

The health DG says other factors including the efficacy of the vaccines administered need to be taken into consideration first.