Covid-19: Total cases hit 50k mark, new cases at 660 after five days of four-digit figures (Updated)


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's cumulative Covid-19 cases surpassed the 50,000 mark after 660 new infections were reported on Wednesday (Nov 18), after five consecutive days of four digit cases.

The country also reported four new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 322.

There are 630 patients who were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 37,254.

Active cases in the country have gone up to 12,814.

Currently, 103 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 41 of them requiring ventilator support.

At a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Sabah has 58.6% of the country’s cases on Wednesday, with a total of 387 new infections recorded in the state.

Dr Noor Hisham also said the Klang Valley states recorded 173 cases, a reduction of 345 compared to Tuesday (Nov 17).

Of the 173 cases in the Klang Valley, 139 were recorded in Selangor, 29 were in Kuala Lumpur while Putrajaya has one case.

Other states that recorded new Covid-19 cases are Negri Sembilan (31 cases), Penang (16), Perak (16), Labuan (13), Kedah (11), Melaka (four), Sarawak (three), Johor (three) and Kelantan (three).

Pahang, Terengganu and Perlis reported zero cases.

Four of the country’s new Covid-19 cases are imported from abroad, involving two individuals arriving from Turkey and one each from India and Saudi Arabia.

On the four new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said two of the cases were in Perak while another two were in Sabah.

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