Covid-19: 3,631 new cases, 14 fatalities bring death toll to 619


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia recorded 3,631 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Jan 19), taking the total number of cases in the country up to 165,371.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) also said 14 people had also died to Covid-19 in the past 24-hours.

The country’s Covid-19 death toll is now 619.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia)

In the same 24-hour span, 2,944 Covid-19 patients were discharged.

A total of 125,288 people in the country have recovered from the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

Nationwide, there are currently 39,464 active cases that are being treated at hospitals and quarantine centres.

Dr Noor Hisham said 238 patients are in intensive care, with 96 requiring ventilator support.

He said seven of Tuesday’s cases were imported infections, while the rest were local transmissions.

For the locally transmitted cases, 2,754 involve Malaysians while 870 are foreigners.

The states with the highest number of new cases are Selangor (1,199 cases), Sabah (526) Kuala Lumpur (521) and Johor (368).

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide)

There are 310 new cases reported from prison and detention centre clusters, which is about 8.5% of Tuesday’s total.

On the 14 deaths, Dr Noor Hisham said seven were in Selangor, two in Johor and one each in Perak, Kedah, Kelantan, Sarawak and Labuan.

Those who died were aged 46 to 85 and mostly suffered from comorbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Zahid: BN’s resurgence proves leadership’s commitment at winning over voters
Supply and demand mismatch among factors over rise in prices of goods, says Annuar
Works Ministry, MOF to resolve issue of Malay contractors being forced to wind up, says Tok Pa
Any attacks against me will weaken BN, says Ismail Sabri
Sarawak inspired by Amsterdam to solve Sibu's flood woes
Share accurate info on efforts to tackle economic issues, PM tells media
Missing anglers, crew members found safe near Cendor oil rig
McDonald’s Malaysia urges public to donate blood to top up supply at National Blood Bank
Support for Sabah Bersatu waning, party forced to ‘cover up’ as GRS, says Najib
Stop creating ‘imaginary’ factions within Umno, says Hishammuddin

Others Also Read