Covid-19: Record high of 2,525 cases on New Year's Eve, eight deaths

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  • Thursday, 31 Dec 2020

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia saw a record number of Covid-19 cases in a single day on Thursday (Dec 31) with 2,525 cases, says the Health Ministry

This brought the total cumulative number of infections in the country to 113,010, with 23,598 of them being active.

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The nation also saw eight new deaths.

"1,481 overnight recovery cases take total recoveries to 88,941 cases, five new clusters identified," said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic).

He said Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 1,205 or 47.7% of the entire daily cases on Thursday, followed by Sabah (299) and Melaka (239).

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From the figure, there were 13 import cases whereas infections that happened in the country stood at 2,512 cases, he said in a press statement.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there are 131 positive cases that are being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU), where 60 of them required ventilator support.

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