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Covid-19: Malaysia logs 1,123 new infections, 490 cases from Klang Valley with four deaths

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 5): Malaysia today logged 1,123 new daily Covid-19 cases, taking cumulative confirmed infections in the country to 71,359, according to the Ministry of Health.

Meanwhile, 1,143 Covid-19 recoveries were reported today. This brings the total recoveries so far to 60,204.

Sabah remains the worst-hit state, with 391 cases detected in the past 24 hours till noon today.

The Klang Valley — comprising Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya — made up the bulk of the new cases today with 490 infections. Of this total, Kuala Lumpur has 265 cases, Selangor has 221 cases, while Putrajaya only has four cases.

As for the breakdown of 265 cases in the capital city, 228 were confirmed from Covid-19 clusters, including 162 cases from a newly discovered cluster, namely the Bina Bulatan construction site that covers Cheras, Lembah Pantai and Titiwangsa.

Other than that, 19 cases were detected through Covid-19 screenings, and 18 cases were found from screening of close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients, health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in his statement.

Meanwhile in Selangor, 94 cases were detected from existing clusters, 64 from other Covid-19 screenings, 58 from screening of close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients, while the other five were imported cases.

Sadly, four more deaths were announced by the ministry today, lifting the nationwide Covid-19 death toll to 380.

Two fatalities were found in Sabah, while one each was detected in Johor and Selangor. The deceased — involving four men — were aged between 46 and 75 years with several health complications such as high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes, and stroke.

The number of active cases, which carry high transmission risks, dropped slightly to 10,775 from 10,799 reported yesterday.

Currently, 130 patients are being treated in intensive care units, with 54 needing ventilators.

The country has recorded an additional 61,140 cases since the start of the third wave of Covid-19 infections on Sept 20, when there were 10,219 cases.

This afternoon, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah will be extended for another 14 days from Dec 7 until Dec 20.

In Selangor, three districts, namely Sabak Bernam, Hulu Selangor and Kuala Selangor, will not be under the CMCO.

Meanwhile, the CMCO in Perak, Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Labuan and Putrajaya will be lifted from midnight tomorrow.

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