PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,018 more Covid-19 infections on Monday (Dec 21), taking the country’s total confirmed cases to 95,327.
One person died due to the coronavirus, raising Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 438.
Also on Monday, 1,084 Covid-19 patients were discharged, which means 78,393 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia is now 16,496, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Currently, 109 patients are in intensive care, with 55 requiring ventilator support, he told a press conference here Monday.
He added that seven of Monday’s cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions.
Dr Noor Hisham also said that Selangor continues to record the highest increase of the day out of all states with 1,204 confirmed cases, or 59.7% of Monday’s total.
This is followed by Johor with 278 or 13.8% of cases, and Sabah with 247 cases (12.2%).
There were 243 new cases reported from prison and detention centre clusters, which is about 12% of Monday’s tally.
This includes the Tembok Gajah cluster that saw 234 new cases.
The number of new local cases in the remaining states is as follows:
Kuala Lumpur (127 cases), Negri Sembilan (58), Labuan (29), Perak (21), Penang (18), Pahang (12), Melaka (nine), Kelantan (six), Putrajaya (five), Kedah (three) and Terengganu (one).
Only Sarawak and Perlis recorded zero new cases.
On the sole death on Monday, Dr Noor Hisham said the deceased was a 50-year-old foreign man who passed away at the Tuaran Hospital in Sabah.
The man had no known history of comorbidities.