PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,067 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Sept 6), bringing the cumulative number of infections in the country to 4,795,009 since the pandemic began.
The Health Ministry’s CovidNow portal reported that 2,063 of Tuesday’s new Covid-19 cases were locally transmitted while there were four imported infections.
The portal also reported that recoveries outpaced new infections with 2,279 individuals recovering from Covid-19 on Tuesday.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 recoveries in the country to 4,731,426 since the pandemic began.
CovidNow also reported that, as at 11.59pm Tuesday, there were 27,328 active Covid-19 infections in the country with 25,963 individuals, or 95.0%, observing home quarantiine, and 19 patients, or 0.1%, being treated at quarantine and treatment centres nationwide.
A total of 1,277 Covid-19 patients, or 4.7% of active infections, have been hospitalised, with 69 individuals, or 0.2%, warded in intensive care units (ICU) nationwide.
Of those being treated in ICU, 29 are unventilated while 40 require ventilator support.
Malaysia’s current ICU utilisation rate stands at 64.0% overall, with Covid-19 patients accounting for 18.6% of ICU utilisation nationwide.
The Health Ministry’s GitHub data repository, meanwhile, reported that there were six deaths due to Covid-19 on Tuesday, including one classified as brought-in-dead.
This brings the total number of fatalities due to Covid-19 in Malaysia to 36,255 since the pandemic began.
Two of Tuesday’s Covid-19 deaths were reported in Selangor, while there was one death each reported in Johor, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.