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Malaysia records 1,109 new Covid-19 cases today

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 27): Malaysia logged 1,109 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of infections since the pandemic began in the country to 61,681.

The country has recorded 51,642 confirmed cases since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 infections on Sept 20, from 10,219 total infections then.

Sabah retook its position as the state with the most infections with 441 cases, accounting for 39.8% of today's overall new cases. This was followed by Selangor with 175 cases (15.8%) and Negeri Sembilan with 167 cases (15.1%).

Two deaths were recorded today, both from Sabah, bringing the nationwide death toll to 350, according to Ministry of Health (MoH) director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In his press conference today, he said 1,148 patients have recovered today, bringing the latest tally of active cases — which carries high transmission risks — to 11,307, a decrease from yesterday’s figure of 11,348.

To date, 113 cases are being treated in the intensive care unit, with 41 patients needing ventilators to breathe.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced four new clusters today, namely the Jalan Tuaran cluster in Sabah, Jalan Haruan cluster in Negeri Sembilan, Puteh Lama construction site cluster in Kuala Lumpur, and the Beringin cluster in Penang.

The Puteh Lama construction site recorded the most cases among the new clusters today with 139 cases. The cluster involves a construction site in Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, the Jalan Haruan cluster had 118 cases. The Jalan Tuaran cluster reported 43 cases while the Beringin cluster has 37 infections.

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