PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,295 more Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Dec 16), taking the country’s total confirmed cases to 87,913.
Seven more people died due to the coronavirus, pushing Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 429.
The country also discharged 1,052 Covid-19 patients, which means 72,733 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 14,751.
Currently, 113 patients are in intensive care, with 53 requiring ventilator support
At a press conference, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 10 cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions.
Selangor continued to record the highest increase of the day out of all states with 481 confirmed cases, or 37.1% of Wednesday’s total.
This is followed by Sabah with 268 cases or 20.7% and Kuala Lumpur with 232 (17.9%).
The number of new local cases in the remaining states are as follows: Johor (105 caseS), Penang (69), Negri Sembilan (60), Peraka (35), Melaka (14), Pahang (13), Kedah (nine), Putrajaya (four), Labuan (three), Kelantan (one) and Terengganu (one).
Only Sarawak and Perlis recorded zero new cases.
On the seven new deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said five were in Sabah, plus one each in Selangor and Kelantan.
The victims were aged between 52 and 77, with most of them suffering from health issues such as diabetes and high blood pressure.