Covid-19: 1,925 new cases, two fatalities bring death toll to 457

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  • Tuesday, 29 Dec 2020

PUTRAJAYA: New Covid-19 cases in Malaysia remain at four figures on Tuesday (Dec 29) with the Health Ministry recording 1,925 cases.

This brings the cumulative total number of cases in the country to 108,615 cases.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said active Covid-19 cases in the country is now 21,443.

The country also reported two new fatalities.

The deaths were of a 65-year-old man in Putrajaya with a history of diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, heart problem and stroke; and a 68-year-old woman in Kelantan who had a history of hypertension, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, bringing the country’s death toll to 457.

Selangor recorded the highest cases of 747, followed by Kuala Lumpur (360) and Pahang (288).

There were ten imported cases while the rest of the new cases were local transmissions.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

A total of 1,123 patients were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 86,715 or 79.8% of the total infections.

Currently, 117 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 55 of them requiring ventilator support.

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