Daily cases dip fourth day in a row with 15,669 new infections, DG says


Ravin Palanisamy

Malaysia reports 15,669 new Covid-19 cases today, marking a drop in daily infections for the the fourth day in a row. The addition of the new cases raises the national caseload to 2,011,440. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, September 14, 2021.

COVID-19 cases in the country are showing a downward trend as the daily cases dropped for the fourth straight day with Malaysia reporting 15,669 new infections in the past 24 hours, director-general of health Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
 
The last time Malaysia reported fewer cases than today was on July 26, with 14,516 infections. 
 
Noor Hisham said the country’s national caseload now stands at 2,011,440. 
 
After eight days, Selangor tops the country’s daily Covid-19 case toll again with 2,632 new infections. 

Sarawak drops to second place with 1,983 cases, followed by Johor with 1,974 cases. 
 
The Klang Valley, which comprises Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (411 cases), and Putrajaya (14 cases), accounted for 3,057 cases or 19.5% of the total cases today. 
 
Other states reporting new cases are Sabah (1,784 cases), Penang (1,651 cases), Kelantan (1,406 cases), Kedah (1,207 cases), Perak (856 cases), Pahang (763 cases), Terengganu (483 cases), Malacca (329 cases), Negri Sembilan (143 cases), and Perlis (30 cases).
 
Labuan, the only territory in phase 4 of the national recovery plan, reported three new cases. 
 
Meanwhile, a total of 17,480,766 people or 74.7% of the country’s adult population have completed their Covid-19 vaccination.
 
A total of 227,147 vaccine doses were administered yesterday, of which 69,235 are first dose and 157,912 are second dose.
 
This brings the total number of vaccines administered in the country to 38,990,335. – September 14, 2021.


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