Covid-19: 1,096 new cases, three deaths (updated)

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,096 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (Nov 22), with more than half the number reported in Selangor alone, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general said the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country since the pandemic started was now 54,775.

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Dr Noor Hisham also said that 1,104 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, with a total of 41,597 patients discharged since the Covid-19 outbreak began, or at a 75.9% recovery rate.

There were also three fatalities recorded, bringing the death toll to 335, or 0.6% of all cases.

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The total number of active cases in the country is now 12,843.

Dr Noor Hisham said that the majority of cases were detected in Selangor with 603 cases, followed by Sabah with 311 cases.

“The high number of cases in Selangor is because of the increase of cases from clusters, particularly the work-related Teratai cluster with 502 cases. Sabah also recorded a high number of cases because of the screening of close contacts, ” he said in a statement on Sunday.

Currently, 106 people are being treated in intensive care units, with 46 of them requiring ventilator support.

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