Dr Noor Hisham: 1,741 new Covid-19 cases today, seven more deaths

Keertan Ayamany
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According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Selangor remained the state with the most new cases with 687 added since yesterday. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Selangor remained the state with the most new cases with 687 added since yesterday. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — The Health Ministry reported 1,741 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the total number of active cases in the country to 22,089.

According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Selangor remained the state with the most new cases with 687 added since yesterday.

Seven more people have also died from Covid-19 while 1,010 patients have fully recovered.

Other states that recorded over a hundred new cases today are Sabah (303 cases) and Johor (295 cases).

The Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur recorded 150 new cases today, while Putrajaya and Labuan recorded six and one case respectively.

Negri Sembilan recorded 56 cases, Penang recorded 55 cases, Kelantan recorded 50 cases and Kedah, 45 cases.

Both Perak and Melaka recorded 34 cases each and there were 12 cases in Pahang.

There were eight cases recorded in Sarawak, four in Terengganu, and one in Labuan.

Dr Noor Hisham said that of all the cases recorded today, only eight were imported.

The latest tally brings the total number of people infected with Covid-19 in Malaysia to 120,818.

The youngest person who died today was a Malaysian man aged 45, followed by a Malaysian woman aged 50. The man had a record of heart and retroviral diseases, while woman had no record of illnesses.

The remaining five people who succumbed to the diseases today were Malaysian senior citizens, aged between 60 and 83. All five had a history of illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted that a total of 98,228 people in Malaysia have fully recovered from Covid-19, which is 81.3 per cent of all those infected here since the first case.

“There are 122 Covid-19 patients currently warded in intensive care units (ICU), with 53 of them needing breathing assistance,” he added.

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