COVID-19: 2,998 New Cases Wednesday, Recoveries At 5,709 – Msian Health D-G

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 (NNN-Bernama) — A total of 2,998 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country today said Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said 5,709 recovery cases were reported bringing the cumulative number of patients who have recovered to 229,762, while the active cases tally stood at 41,396.

“2,991 cases were local transmissions involving 1,578 citizens and 1,413 non-citizens while seven were imported cases involving three citizens and four non-citizens,” he said in a statement on the development of COVID-19.

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor reported the highest daily new cases at 1,382, followed by Johor (436) and Negeri Sembilan (233).

He said there were 231 patients in the intensive care unit with 115 on respiratory support.