PETALING JAYA,Mar 9: The health ministry has reported 1,280 Covid-19 cases and nine deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily number of cases is the lowest recorded this year.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,345 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 296,379.
In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 316,269.
There are 18,704 active cases, with 155 patients being treated in intensive care and 76 requiring respiratory assistance.
Meanwhile, the nine deaths take the number of fatalities to 1,186.