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The Sarawak Fire and Department personnel seen here conducting disinfection operations around Kuching city centre on the second day of Covid-19 public sanitisation programme on March 30, 2020. — Picture by BERNAMA

Covid-19: New cases rise above 2,000 again

KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The country’s new Covid-19 cases are on the rise, with 2,551 cases reported in the past 24 hours, compared with 2,148 cases yesterday.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of new cases, with 960 cases, followed by Selangor (590) and Kuala Lumpur (245).

According to the official Twitter account of the Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Kelantan recorded 164 cases; Sabah (143); Johor (121); Penang (91); Negeri Sembilan (53); Perak (49); Pahang (47); Kedah (35); and Melaka (28).

A total of 16 new cases were recorded in Terengganu while Putrajaya reported six cases, Perlis two, and Labuan with one case in the last 24 hours.

— Bernama

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