Covid-19: 1,810 new cases, six fatalities bring death toll to 402

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,810 more Covid-19 infections on Friday (Dec 11), taking the country’s total of confirmed cases to 80,309.

Six more people died due to the coronavirus, pushing Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 402.

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The country also discharged 937 Covid-19 patients, which means 67,173 people have recovered.

The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 12,734.

Currently, 123 patients are in intensive care, with 63 requiring ventilator support.

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 11 of Friday’s new cases are imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions.

Selangor continued to record the highest increase of the day out of all states with 829 (45.8%) confirmed cases, followed by Sabah with 532 (29.4%) and Kuala Lumpur with 132 (7.3%).

The number of new local cases in other states are as follows: Pahang (96 cases), Johor (69), Negri Sembilan (64), Penang (34), Kedah (22), Perak (12), Labuan (eight), Melaka (five), Kelantan (two), Terengganu (two) and Putrajaya (two),

Sarawak recorded one import case and zero local transmissions. Perlis have no new cases.

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On the new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said five cases were in Sabah while one was in Penang.

All are Malaysian citizens, aged between 60 and 81, with health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease and gout.

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