Malaysia records 1,704 new Covid-19 infections with 11 deaths

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a daily press conference related to Covid-19 infection at the Ministry of Health December 23, 2020. — Bernama pic
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah at a daily press conference related to Covid-19 infection at the Ministry of Health December 23, 2020. — Bernama pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 — Putrajaya announced 1,704 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total to 119,077 cumulative cases since the pandemic began last year.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham said that Malaysia recorded 11 more Covid-19 fatalities.

Among the total number of deaths, 10 were local citizens and the remaining one was a foreigner.

Selangor topped the list as the highest number daily Covid-19 cases recorded at 673.

“Of Selangor’s total, 259 came from existing clusters, including 27 from newly detected clusters dubbed Tapak Bina Perdana Avenue and Osmo Jaya, 250 from close contact screenings, one imported case and 163 from Covid-19 screenings,” Dr Noor Hisham wrote in a statement today.

Sabah recorded 316 cases today, with 19 coming from existing clusters, including six from new clusters namely Lintas Suraya, 227 cases were diagnosed through close contact screenings, and the remaining 49 from other Covid-19 screenings.

Johor also recorded a high number of daily new cases at 179, with 90 cases from existing clusters, including 41 from three new clusters dubbed Belati, Wawasan Gading and Rengit Sentral, 44 from close contact screenings, and the remaining 45 from Covid-19 screenings done.

The remaining states that recorded new cases are Kuala Lumpur (112), Penang (103), Perak (75), Negri Sembilan (72),Kedah (53), Kelantan (47), Pahang (21, Putrajaya (17), Labuan (16), Sarawak (10), Melaka (six) and Terengganu with four cases.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced 2,706 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 97,218.

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