Covid-19: 851 new cases, two new fatalities bring death toll to 365


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 851 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Dec 2), with 68,020 cumulative cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

Most of the cases were detected in the Klang Valley (334), with Selangor recording 249 cases.

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This was followed by 229 cases in Sabah, 102 in Johor, 85 in Kuala Lumpur, 62 in Negri Sembilan, 60 in Penang, 34 in Perak, and 26 in Kedah.

The number of recoveries was lower than new cases, however, with 658 patients being discharged in the past 24 hours.

In total, 56,969 patients, or 83.8% have recovered from Covid-19 in the country, while the number of active cases now stands at 10,686.

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In a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were two new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 365.

Currently, 122 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 47 of them requiring ventilator support.

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