Covid-19: 2,027 new cases, eight fatalities bring death toll to 509


PUTRAJAYA: Covid-19 cases have once again breached the 2,000 mark, with Malaysia recording another 2,027 more infections on Tuesday (Jan 5).

In a statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country’s total confirmed cases is now 122,845.

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Eight people also died due to the coronavirus, raising Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 509.

The country also discharged 1,221 Covid-19 patients, which means 99,449 people have recovered.

The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has gone up to 22,887.

Currently, 123 patients are in intensive care, with 52 requiring ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham said 16 of Tuesday’s cases were imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions.

Selangor again recorded the highest increase of the day out of all states with 509 new cases, or 25.1% of the country’s total.

This is followed by Johor with 428 or 21.1% of cases, and Sabah with 383 cases (18.9%).

The number of cases reported in the remaining states are as follows: Kuala Lumpur (313 cases), Negri Sembilan (98), Penang (60), Kedah (47), Kelantan (42), Labuan (37), Perak (25), Pahang (25), Melaka (21), Sarawak (13), Terengganu (13) and Putrajaya (13).

Only Perlis reported no new cases in the state.

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There are 111 new cases reported from prison and detention centre clusters, which is about 5.5% of Tuesday’s tally.

On the eight deaths on Tuesday, Dr Noor Hisham said five were in Sabah, two in Selangor and one in Johor - all aged between 52 and 78.

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