Covid-19: Malaysia sets new daily high with 2,234 cases

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Dec 10: Once again, Malaysia has broken its daily record of new Covid-19 cases with 2,234 cases detected today.

Ministry of Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham revealed today’s figure is higher than the previous daily record of 2,188 cases reported on Nov 24.

Out of this total, 2,229 are local transmission cases while the other five are imported cases.

He added Selangor continues to top the list with 1,428 new cases today, with 842 cases from the Seruling Cluster while the rest were from the Hentian Cluster.

“The number of cases in Selangor is expected to remain high following the expansion of the Foreign Workers Screening Programme by Perkeso and the proactive actions of employers in Klang Valley.

“Other than Selangor, two other states that reported the highest number of positive cases are Sabah (274 cases) and Kuala Lumpur (136 cases),” he revealed in a statement today.

With these additions, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases nationwide rises to 78,499, with 11,867 active cases.

There are 124 patients receiving treatment in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 60 of them requiring breathing assistance.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted there were 1,112 new recoveries reported today, and these patients have been discharged from hospitals, boosting the overall number of recovered cases to 66,236.

With three new deaths reported today, the cumulative number of deaths due to Covid-19 nationwide now stands at 396 or 0.50 per cent of total cases reported. — DayakDaily