PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,371 more Covid-19 infections on Monday (Dec 14), taking the country’s total of confirmed cases to 84,846.
Four more people died due to the coronavirus, pushing Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 419.
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The country also discharged 1,204 Covid-19 patients, which means 70,597 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 13,830.
Currently, 114 patients are in intensive care, with 62 requiring ventilator support.
At a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said only one of Monday’s new cases is an imported infection, involving a traveller arriving from the United Arab Emirates.
Selangor continued to record the highest increase of the day out of all states with 532 (38.8%) confirmed cases, followed by Sabah with 283 (20.6%) and Negri Sembilan with 260 (19%)
The number of new local cases in other states are as follows: Kuala Lumpur (124 cases), Perak (62), Johor (45), Penang (31), Labuan (16), Terengganu (nine), Kedah (five), Kelantan (two), Melaka (one) and Putrajaya (one).
Sarawak, Pahang and Perlis have no new cases.
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On the four new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said two cases were in Sabah and one each in Labuan and Perak.
The victims were aged between 40 and 54, with health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.