Covid 19: Malaysia reports 1,937 new cases, nine deaths

KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 12): Malaysia reported today 1,937 newly-confirmed Covid-19 cases and nine additional deaths due to the pandemic, according to heath director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

In a statement today, Dr  Noor Hisham said the 1,937 newly-reported infected individuals brought the total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the country to 82,246 so far.

He said the nine Covid-19-related deaths today brought the cumulative number of fatalities in the country due to the pandemic to 411 so far.

“So far, there are 121 Covid-19 positive cases (patients), who are being treated at the intensive care unit. (Out of the 121 patients) 66 need breathing assistance,” he said.

‘The Health Ministry wishes to inform that today’s number of recovered cases stood at 911 cases. This brought the total number of fully-recovered cases from Covid-19 (in the country so far) to 68,084 cases,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, the 1,937 newly-reported infected persons today brought the total number of active Covid-19 cases in the country to 13,751 so far.

He said the 1,937 newly-reported infected persons today comprise 1,935 local-transmission and two imported cases.

"Selangor still reported the highest number of daily (new) cases at 823, followed by Sabah at 429 and Kuala Lumpur at 238,” he said.

According to him, the two new imported cases reported today were detected in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, the nine Covid-19-related deaths reported today involved eight men and one woman aged between 33 and 84, Dr Noor Hisham said.

Of the nine deceased, two were foreign men, according to Dr Noor Hisham.

He said four deaths were reported in Sabah, three in Johor and one each in Penang and Selangor

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