Covid-19: Record high of 2,188 new cases reported Tuesday (Nov 24), four more deaths (updated)


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,188 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Nov 24), beating the record of 1,882 for the highest daily total set on Monday (Nov 23).

There were also four new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 341.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

Another 1,673 patients were discharged, meaning 44,153 have recovered from Covid-19 in the country.

Active cases have gone up to 14,353.

Cumulatively, The number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia has reached 58,847.

Currently, 112 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 49 of them requiring ventilator support.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the majority of the country’s cases came from the Teratai cluster, which reported 1,511 new infections.

The Teratai cluster is linked to factory workers of several Top Glove factories in Selangor.

“Several medical and public health assistance teams have been mobilised to the affected areas to conduct prevention and control activities, including a large-scale Covid-19 screening process, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

In total, Selangor reported 1,623 new Covid-19 cases.

Sabah, meanwhile, has continued to show a reduction in case numbers, recording 232 new infections.

Other states that recorded new Covid-19 cases are Perak (112 cases), Kuala Lumpur (90), Negri Sembilan (73), Johor (19), Penang (15), Kedah (14), Kelantan (six), Melaka (two), Labuan (one) and Sarawak (one).

Pahang, Terengganu, Putrajaya and Perlis have no new cases.

All cases recorded were local transmissions.

On the four new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said three cases were from Sabah and one from Penang.

The death in Penang involved an 84-year-old man, who had a history of high blood pressure and chronic lung disease.

The other cases in Sabah involved a 41-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man who were treated at the Lahad Datu Hospital, as well as a 45-year-old male foreigner at the Tawau Hospital.

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