Covid-19: 1,075 new cases, 11 fatalities bring death toll to 376


PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 cases in Malaysia returned to four figures, as the Health Ministry confirmed 1,075 new infections in the country on Thursday (Dec 3).

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 508 or 47.3% of the country’s cases were in the Klang Valley.

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Selangor is the state with the highest number of new cases with 459, followed by Sabah with 310 and Johor with 78.

Only 48 cases or 4.5% were linked to infection clusters involving prisons and detention centres.

Dr Noor Hisham said 948 Covid-19 patients have been discharged on Thursday, making the total recoveries in the country up to 57,917.

Cumulatively, Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases have reached 69,095 while the active cases have increased to 10,802.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced 11 new Covid-19 fatalities, taking the country’s death toll to 376.

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The cases were reported in Selangor (five deaths), Sabah (two), Johor (two), Negri Sembilan (one) and Kelantan (one) involving seven women and four men, aged between 50 and 81.

Currently, 116 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 46 of them requiring ventilator support.

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