Covid-19: 1,109 new cases, two fatalities bring death toll to 350


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,109 new Covid-19 infections on Friday (Nov 27), bringing the cumulative total of cases to 61,861, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also discharged 1,148 patients, making it the third day in a row where recoveries are more than new cases.

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In total, 50,204 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in the country.

Sabah recorded 441 new cases, or 39% of Friday’s new infections.

Selangor recorded the second highest number of cases out of all states with 175, followed by Negri Sembilan with 167 cases.

There are also two new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 350.

Dr Noor Hisham said the cases involved two non-Malaysians - a 47-year-old who died at Semporna Hospital, as well as a 64-year-old at the Labuan Hospital.

Active cases have gone down to 11,307.

Currently, 113 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 41 of them requiring ventilator support.

The number of new Covid-19 cases in remaining states are as follows: Kuala Lumpur (154 cases), Penang (64), Perak (42), Johor (33), Kedah (25), Kelantan (five) and Pahang (three).

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

Labuan, Melaka, Terengganu, Putrajaya and Perlis have zero cases.

There are 10 import cases, while the rest are local transmissions.

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