THE number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia dropped for the fifth day in a row, with 14,345 cases logged as of noon today, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.
Today’s figure was the lowest in almost two months. The last time the country recorded fewer cases was on July 22 with 13,034 cases.
The director-general of health said Sarawak continued to top the daily case chart with 3,611 new cases, followed by Johor (1,598 cases) and Selangor (1,365 cases).
The figure for Selangor today was the lowest in the past three months. The previous time the most populous state reported fewer cases than today was on June 21 with 1,364 cases.
Selangor has had the longest streak in reporting daily high cases – 136 days, stretching from April 23 to September 5. During the period, it also logged a state record high of 8,792 cases.
Meanwhile, Klang Valley accounted for 1,683 cases or 12% of the number of infections reported today. Besides Selangor, Kuala Lumpur recorded 307 cases and Putrajaya had 11.
Other states reporting new cases are Sabah with 1,255, Penang (1,170), Perak (1,090), Kelantan (1,050), Kedah (967), Terengganu (804), Pahang (779), Malacca (162), Negri Sembilan (125) and Perlis (51).
Labuan, the only federal territory under phase 4 of the National Recovery Plan, reported zero cases. This will be the second consecutive day that no new cases were recorded here.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said 18.45 million people or 78.8% of the adult population are now fully vaccinated.
Data showed 219,081 vaccine doses were administered yesterday under the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, of which 60,773 were first-dose recipients while the remaining 158,308 completed their second jab.
The total number of vaccine doses administered under the programme now stands at 40,375,056. – September 20, 2021.