Selangor Journal
Women wearing protective masks walk past a mural, amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Kuala Lumpur, on September 18, 2020. — Picture by REUTERS

Covid: 1,745 new cases, seven fatalities Wednesday — Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — There was a jump in the number of new Covid-19 infections in the country today, with 1,745 cases reported compared to 1,555 yesterday.

Seven more deaths were also reported, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham said, adding that of the new cases, 1,743 were local transmissions and two more were imported.

This brings Malaysia’s Covid-19 case tally to 305,880.

He said there were also 2,276 recovery cases reported overnight, taking the recovery tally to 280,707 cases.

“The death toll now stands at 1,148 cases while there are 195 cases in the intensive care unit, 95 of whom are intubated,” Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement today.

Selangor remains the state with the highest number of new cases, reporting 640 infections, followed by Johor (376) and Sarawak with 139 cases.

— Bernama

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