PETALING JAYA: Malaysia recorded 2,068 more Covid-19 infections on New Year's Day on Friday (Jan 1), taking the country’s total confirmed cases to 115,078.
Three people also died due to the coronavirus, raising Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 474 cases.
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The country discharged 2,230 Covid-19 patients, which means a total of 91,171 people have recovered.
The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has also gone up to 23,433.
Currently, 126 patients are in intensive care, with 54 requiring ventilator support.
In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) said there were two imported cases while the rest were local transmissions.
He said that Selangor recorded a new record high of daily cases with a total 776 cases.
This is followed by Kuala Lumpur with a total of 457 cases and Sabah (254).
Dr Noor Hisham also said that from the three deaths recorded on Friday, one of the deceased was a 69-year old man from Negri Sembilan who died at Hospital Tuanku Jaafar.
The man has a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney problem and dyslipidemia, said Dr Noor Hisham.
The second deceased patient was a 94-year-old man from Selangor who died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, in Selangor.
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According to Dr Noor Hisham, the senior citizen has a history of diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia, and bronchiectasis.
The third fatality involved a 58-year old woman from Kuala Lumpur, who also died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.