1,212 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

1,212 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 1,212 Covid-19 cases and three deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,112 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 54,759.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the 1,212 cases bring the total number of infections in the country to 65,697.

Meanwhile, the three deaths bring the toll to 360.

Noor Hisham added that Selangor reported the highest number of cases today with 402 cases, followed by Sabah with 326 cases. Negeri Sembilan recorded 141 new cases.

The bulk of these cases came from clusters, while many cases were also reported from close contact screenings.

On a related matter, there were a total of 101 cases from prison, lock-up or temporary detention centre clusters. These were the Sibuga cluster (65), the Tembok cluster (23), the PTS Tawau cluster (eight), the Matambai cluster (three), the Seberang Perai cluster (one) and the Sandakan prison cluster (one).

A total of 113 cases were being treated in intensive care, with 42 requiring respiratory assistance.

On the three deaths reported today, all were Malaysians. Noor Hisham said these involved a 66-year-old man from Kedah, a 58-year-old man from Labuan and a 22-year-old man from Sabah. All had chronic conditions before their infections.

Other states with new cases reported today were Kuala Lumpur (119), Penang (60), Johor (54), Perak (43), Kedah (31), Labuan (30). Sarawak and Pahang reported two cases each while Kelantan and Putrajaya had one case each.

There were currently 10,578 active cases. Only nine imported cases were reported today.

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