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Malaysia experiences 20,988 new COVID-19 circumstances; ICUs at 90% capability

SINGAPORE: New COVID-19 circumstances in Malaysia crossed the 20,000 mark once more on Thursday (Sep 2) with 20,988 new infections.

The state of Selangor contributed most to the every day caseload with 4,073 infections, whereas Sarawak and Kedah reported 2,992 and a couple of,455 circumstances respectively.

Different states that reported greater than 2,000 circumstances had been Sabah with 2,329 and Johor with 2,145. Solely one of many new infections was imported.

The variety of new every day COVID-19 circumstances in Malaysia has stayed within the five-figure vary since Jul 13, with intensive care models (ICU) throughout the nation struggling to manage with the inflow of sufferers.

Well being director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah mentioned that as of Sep 1, the general nationwide occupancy fee for intensive care models (ICU) was at 90 per cent.

Three states hit overflowing ICU capability: Sabah at 126 per cent, Kedah at 121 per cent and Perak at 107 per cent.

Selangor is at 99 per cent capability whereas Johor has reached 95 per cent capability, Dr Noor Hisham mentioned in a Tweet on Thursday.

The variety of sufferers in intensive care is 1,001, Dr Noor Hisham mentioned on Twitter.

Malaysia has 262,540 lively COVID-19 circumstances. Its whole caseload thus far is 1.78 million.

A complete of 249 new deaths had been reported, bringing the entire variety of deaths within the nation to 17,191

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