Covid-19: New record high of 3,309 cases, four more fatalities bring death toll to 559


PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 3,309 more Covid-19 infections on Tuesday (Jan 12), a new daily record for the country.

Prior to this, the most number of cases in a day was 3,027, recorded on Jan 7.

Four people also died due to the coronavirus, raising Malaysia’s Covid-19 death toll to 559.

The country also discharged 1,469 Covid-19 patients, which means 110,584 people have recovered.

The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia has gone up to 30,390.

Currently, 190 patients are in intensive care, with 83 requiring ventilator support.

Six of Tuesday’s cases were imported infections, while the rest are local transmissions.

Selangor recorded the highest daily increase among all states nationwide with 1,007 new cases.

This is followed by Johor with 442 cases, Sabah (409) and Kuala Lumpur (326).

The number of cases reported in the remaining states are: Penang (317), Perak (241), Sarawak (146), Pahang (96), Kelantan (86), Negri Sembilan (85), Kedah (62), Putrajaya (36), Melaka (21), Terengganu (20), and Labuan (15).

Perlis recorded zero cases.

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