Health Ministry: 1,671 Covid-19 cases, 652 in Selangor

Danial Dzulkifly
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States such as Selangor and Sabah saw a marked rise in cases today as compared to yesterday. — Picture by Hari Anggara
States such as Selangor and Sabah saw a marked rise in cases today as compared to yesterday. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Malaysia recorded 1,671 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, with Selangor recording 652 cases, almost double from yesterday.

Meanwhile, Sabah had 102 new cases, the first time the state reported triple digits since March 1.

This was followed by Penang (328), Sarawak (154), Sabah (102), and Johor (130).

Other states such as Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Kedah, Melaka, Kelantan and Terengganu records cases in double digits while states such as Labuan and Pahang only recorded single digits of infection.

No cases were reported in Perlis and Putrajaya.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country also recorded 1,585 recoveries bringing the total active Covid-19 cases to 14,442.

“Of that number 151 patients are currently being treated in the intensive care unit while 64 require breathing aid,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said four new clusters were identified in the last 24 hours.

He said there are currently 421 active clusters out of 1,292 clusters in total.

Two clusters detected yesterday were related to the workplace while the other two clusters were infection detected within the community.

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