PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 959 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (Dec 9), taking the country’s total of confirmed cases to 76265.
At a press conference on Wednesday (Dec 9), Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that five more people were killed by the coronavirus, pushing Malaysia’s death toll to 393.
The country also discharged 1,068 Covid-19 patients, which means 65,124 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 10,748.
He added that six of Wednesday’s new cases are imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions.
Selangor recorded the highest increase of the day out of all states with 277 confirmed cases, followed by Sabah with 203 and Kuala Lumpur with 129.
Other states with new Covid-19 cases are Pahang (119 cases), Johor (100), Negri Sembilan (33), Perak (33), Penang (29), Kelantan (17), Kedah (16), Melaka (two) and Labuan (one).
Sarawak, Terengganu, Putrajaya and Perlis recorded zero new cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said there are 127 patients currently under intensive care units (ICU), with 61 requiring ventilator support.
On the new deaths, all involve Malaysian citizens aged between 60 to 82.
Two are in Sabah (Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu), two are in Johor and one is in Kuala Lumpur.