Sunday, April 18, 2021

Cases inch up to 871 with 7 more deaths but whopping 701 recoveries

This takes total confirmed cases past the 20,000 mark.

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Daily Covid-19 cases inched to a new high of 871 today, taking total confirmed cases past the 20,000 mark to 20,498.

The overwhelming bulk of cases – 702 – were reported in Sabah while Selangor recorded 77 and Penang, 45.

Perak recorded 10 cases, followed by Kedah and Labuan (nine), Kuala Lumpur (seven), Sarawak (five), Negeri Sembilan (three), Terengganu (two), and Johor and Melaka (one).

No new cases were reported in Perlis, Pahang, Kelantan and Putrajaya.

Active cases stand at 7,049 with 86 in the ICU and 28 in need of respiratory assistance.

Another seven deaths were also reported, taking the virus toll to 187 or 0.91%.

However, a new high of 701 patients were also discharged from hospital, taking total recoveries to 13,262 or 64.7%.

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