Covid-19 spike: Record number of cases with 2,335 infections, two fatalities bring death toll to 451

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  • Saturday, 26 Dec 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded the highest number of Covid-19 cases in a day with 2,335 infections on Saturday (Dec 26), taking the country's total number of confirmed cases to 103,900.

In addition, two people died due to the coronavirus, raising Malaysia's Covid-19 death toll to 451.

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The country discharged 874 Covid-19 patients, which means 83,414 people have recovered so far among those who were infected.

The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has gone up to 20,035.

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Currently, 108 patients are in intensive care, with 50 requiring ventilator support.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) in a statement said 11 cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions.

He explained that Kuala Lumpur recorded the highest number of infections with a total of 728 cases, followed by Selangor (710), and Johor (412).

"A total of 308 cases reported were from the prisons and immigration depots involving the Jalan Harapan prison cluster, Pagar Siput cluster, Tembok cluster, Sandakan prison cluster, Pagar Betong cluster, Tembok Gajah cluster, GK Tawau cluster, Kepayan prison cluster and the Kolam Air cluster," he said.

On the two fatalities, Dr Noor Hisham said the first was a 44-year-old woman from Sabah with a history of obesity and dyspepsia (indigestion), while the other was a 70-year-old man from Melaka, with a history of diabetes, high blood pressure and benign prostatic hypertrophy.

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