Covid-19: 1,229 new cases, four new deaths bring total to 415 (updated)

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  • Sunday, 13 Dec 2020

PETALING JAYA: The number of recoveries exceeded new infections on Sunday (Dec 13), with 1,309 patients discharged from hospital, the Health Ministry said.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this new number brought total recoveries in Malaysia to 69,393.

"Malaysia recorded 1,229 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 83,475," he said, adding there were 13,667 active cases.

He said two of the new cases were imported, while the rest were local transmissions.

However, the death toll continues to climb, as the disease claimed four more lives, bringing total Covid-19 deaths in Malaysia to 415.

Those that died were aged between 29 and 83, with one of them being a foreign man who died at Hospital Sungai Buloh in Selangor.

Dr Noor Hisham said 115 cases are being treated in intensive care units, with 65 of them requiring ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor continues to top the list with the highest number of infections at 435 cases, or 35.4% of the cases, while Sabah is in second place with 333 cases and Kuala Lumpur in third with 131 cases.

"About 79.1% of the cases in Selangor were detected through clusters and close contact tracing activities on the field," he said.

He also said 16.3% of the new cases were also linked to clusters in detention centres and prisons.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced the end of four clusters, which are the Wisma Saberkas cluster in Sarawak, the Sauh and Basung clusters in Sabah and the Auto cluster in Selangor.

However, six more new clusters were identified which are Hujung Pasir in Labuan, Lestari in Selangor, Desa Idaman in Johor, Rimbun construction site in Negeri Sembilan, Tanjung Suria in Selangor and Kuala in Pahang.

Dr Noor Hisham also said three clusters that contributed the most number of cases were Tembok (103), Seruling (93) and Rumah Merah (78)

The Health Ministry is now monitoring 191 active clusters.

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