Malaysia marks 1,335 new Covid-19 cases today, two more deaths; Selangor tops with 337 infections

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya December 2, 2020. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya December 2, 2020. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 — New Covid-19 infections today remained within the four-figure zone with 1,335 cases, Health Ministry Director General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

Selangor had the most number of new infections at 337, followed by Negri Sembilan with 258. Sabah came in third with 250 cases, and three imported cases.

Kuala Lumpur recorded 178 new infections followed by Johor with 125 new cases, Perak (108), Penang (31), Labuan (21), Kedah (17), Pahang (four), Melaka (three), Kelantan (two), and one in Terengganu.

Dr Noor Hisham said two more people died from the coronavirus: a 65-year old man in Ipoh, Perak; and a 72-year-old woman in Johor.

The 381st Covid-19 death was local infection number 42,817. Dr Noor Hisham said the patient had a history of hypertension and chronic kidney disease.

The 382nd death was local case number 67,154 who also had a history of hypertension, a blood lipid abnormality called dyslipidemia, and obesity.

With the two new deaths, Malaysia’s Covid-19 fatality rate currently stands at 0.53 per cent with 382 deaths.

On a positive note, 1,069 Covid-19 patients were cured and discharged.

Cumulatively, Malaysia has recorded a total of 72,694 Covid-19 infections with 11,039 currently active cases and receiving treatment, with 61,273 patients recovered and discharged so far.

A total of 126 Covid-19 patients are being treated in Intensive Care Units nationwide, with 57 patients requiring respiratory assistance.

Dr Noor Hisham also revealed three new Covid-19 clusters detected in the country, with the Ceram cluster in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, the Pulau Berhala cluster in Sandakan, Sabah, and the Jalan Tampoi cluster in Johor Bahru.

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