PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,041 new Covid-19 cases as of noon Saturday (Nov 21), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 53,679, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).
The Health director-general said of the 1,041 new cases, two were imported while the rest were locally transmitted.
He said three fatalities were recorded, bringing the death toll to 332.
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Dr Noor Hisham said the three states that recorded the highest number of cases were Selangor (402), Sabah (346) and Negri Sembilan (121).
"The high number of Covid-19 cases in Selangor is due to the increase of cases from the Teratai cluster, which recorded 298 cases.
"In Sabah, the high number of cases was recorded due to the Covid-19 screenings actively being conducted, while the increase in Negri Sembilan is due to more cases from existing clusters," he said in a statement on Saturday (Nov 21).
Dr Noor Hisham added that 21 cases were from prisons, namely the Jalan Harapan, Tembok and Seberang Prai clusters.
"There are 108 Covid-19 cases being treated in intensive care units (ICU), with 45 cases requiring ventilator support," he said.
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Dr Noor Hisham also said that there were currently 12,854 active Covid-19 cases in the country.
He said 1,405 patients were discharged, bringing the total cumulative number to 40,493.