Covid-19: 3,339 new cases, 7 new fatalities bring total to 601


PETALING JAYA: A total of 3,339 Covid-19 cases were recorded on Sunday (Jan 17) with 15 of them being imported cases, says the Health Ministry.

There were also seven deaths recorded, bringing the total number of deaths to 601.

The ministry said since the beginning of the pandemic to date, there were a total of 158,434 positive cases in the country.

The Health Ministry also said some 2,676 Covid-19 patients were also discharged, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 120,051.

Currently, there are 240 patients in the intensive care unit, with 93 of them requiring ventilator support.

Once again, Selangor recorded the highest number of cases with 1,314, followed by Sabah (393 cases), Johor (362 cases), Kuala Lumpur (334 cases), and Negri Sembilan (236 cases).

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