PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 1,247 more Covid-19 infections on Friday (Dec 25) with three new fatalities.
So far, the country has recorded a total of 101,565 confirmed cases.
From the new infections reported, only two were imported, while the rest were local transmissions.
Currently, the number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia stands at 18,576.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement that a total of 1,441 patients had been discharged, bringing the number of people who have recovered from the virus to 82,540 (81.3%).
He said 375 out of the 491 cases in Selangor were from the current clusters and close contact screening.
Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor recorded the highest increase of the day with 461 cases or 37% of the total.
"From the total, 309 cases (67%) are from clusters and active Covid-19 close contacts done on screen," he said.
This is followed by Sabah with a total 225 cases (18%) and Johor with a total of 205 cases (16.4%).
He also noted that a total of 221 cases (16.9%) reported were from the prison and immigration depots.