Since Feb 5, Covid-19 cases in the country finally dipped below the 10,000 mark to 8,112 infections yesterday.
According to Ministry of Health, the number of deaths also dropped to 12, down from 21 on Saturday.
Of the new 8,112 cases, the MoH said 8,087 were local transmissions, while 25 were imported cases.
On the total number of deaths, Sarawak recorded the highest number with five, followed by Perak (2) and Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur (1 each).
There were no deaths in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perlis, Penang, Sabah, Terengganu, Labuan and Putrajaya.
The number of recoveries were almost double the infections recorded on Sunday with 15,765, while the total number of Covid-19 cases nationwide stands at 4,325,818.
Netizens on social media have called on all Malaysians to continue playing their part in keeping infections down and have expressed concern over the upcoming Labour Day/Hari Raya holiday period.
“Please be careful when travelling home these holidays. Let us not spread the virus to our loved ones back in the kampung,” said Twitter user, AhmadFairuz.
Another social media user urged everyone not to take things for granted and let our guard down.
“Just because the figures may be dropping, it does not mean the virus is totally gone. It can strike again at any time,” said RobertAnthony.
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin had said that the success of the National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK) had ensured that almost 98 per cent of Covid-19 cases reported nationwide only suffered mild symptoms.
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