Covid-19: Malaysia sees 1,075 new cases, almost half in Klang Valley, 11 more deaths

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 3): Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases climbed above the 1,000-level again at 1,075 today from 851 reported yesterday, with 11 new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Of the 1,075 new confirmed infections, 508 cases, or 47.3%, were detected in the Klang Valley. Selangor topped the list with 459 cases, while Kuala Lumpur had 49 cases, according to the statement issued by the Health DG.

In Selangor, 307 new cases were detected from existing and new Covid-19 clusters. Meanwhile, 97 cases were detected from other screenings, such as screening at the workplace, screening after reporting symptoms, pre-surgery screening and among others.

Dr Noor Hisham said 54 more cases in Selangor were confirmed from screening of close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients, while the other was an imported case.

On recoveries, 948 patients have recovered from the coronavirus, bringing total recoveries so far to 57,917.

Among the new infections, only three were imported.

Three out of the 11 fatalities were recorded in Selangor, two in Sabah, Johor (two), Negeri Sembilan (one), Kuala Lumpur (one), Putrajaya (one) and Kelantan (one). All of the deceased were aged between 50 and 81 years.

The previous record high of daily death cases was 12 on Nov 3.

Sabah reported the second highest number of new Covid-19 infections today with 310 cases, followed by Johor with 78 cases, Negeri Sembilan (52), Penang (43), Kedah (32), Perak (26), Labuan (nine), Kelantan (nine), Pahang (four), Melaka (two), Sarawak (one), and Terengganu (one).

The number of active cases, which carry high transmission risks, rose to 10,802 from 10,686 recorded on Wednesday. This means 116 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units, with 46 needing ventilators to breathe.

As of today, Malaysia reported a total of 69,095 Covid-19 cases and 376 deaths.

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