PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,012 new Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Dec 8), taking the country’s total of confirmed cases to 75,306.
In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said four more deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 388.
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The country also discharged 1,750 Covid-19 patients, which means 64,056 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now down to 10,862.
Seven of Tuesday’s new cases are imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions.
A total of 126 patients are in ICU with 62 requiring ventilator support.
Selangor recorded the highest increase of the day out of all states with 417 confirmed cases, followed by Sabah with 271, Johor (108) and Kuala Lumpur (98).
Negri Sembilan, which had the highest number of cases on Monday (Dec 7), recorded only 23 new cases, with 18 from the Bakti prison cluster.
Dr Noor Hisham said only 44 or 4.3% of Tuesday’s new cases are linked to clusters involving prisons nationwide.
Other states with new Covid-19 cases are Pahang (33 cases), Perak (29), Penang (18), Kedah (10), Sarawak (two), Kelantan (two) and Putrajaya (one).
Labuan, Melaka, Terengganu and Perlis have no new cases.
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All four new deaths are in Sabah, involving women aged between 33 and 92.
The 33-year-old woman who died at the Tawau Hospital had a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease.