Covid-19: Another spike with 1,290 new cases, 4 new deaths bring total to 326


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,290 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday (Nov 19), marking a return to four digits after just one day.

On Wednesday (Nov 18), the country reported 660 cases after experiencing four figures in its daily Covid-19 cases for five days straight.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said there were four new Covid-19 fatalities, with two cases in Sabah and one each in Johor and Perak.

The country’s death toll is now 326.

There are 878 patients who were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 38,132.

Active cases in the country have gone up to 13,222.

Cumulatively, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have reached 51,680.

Currently, 110 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 37 of them requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said the two states with the highest number of cases are Sabah, with 660 new infections, and Selangor with 407.

Most of the cases in Sabah are from clusters related to temporary detention centres, lock-ups and prisons (250 cases).

Other states that recorded new local Covid-19 cases are Kuala Lumpur (72), Perak (48), Negri Sembilan (32), Kelantan (17), Johor (15), Labuan (15), Penang (eight), Sarawak (eight), Kedah (seven) and Melaka (one).

Pahang, Terengganu, Putrajaya and Perlis reported zero cases.

There are five imported cases.

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