COVID: 1,063 new cases on March 16, lowest for the year – Health DG

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 1,063 new COVID-19 positive cases in the past 24 hours, which is the lowest figure reported so far this year, to take the country’s case tally to 326,034.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that of today’s total, four were imported cases infected abroad while 1,059 were local transmissions.
“All four imported cases were foreigners while the local transmissions involved 814 Malaysians and 245 foreigners,” he said in a statement on COVID-19 today.
He said there were 1,365 recoveries, taking the total number of recoveries to 309,612.
Dr Noor Hisham also said that the three states with the highest number of cases were Selangor (323), Sarawak (183) and Penang (175).

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