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Covid-19: 1,741 new cases reported

Putrajaya – Malaysia continues to record four figure Covid-19 cases with 1,741 reported as of noon today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 1,733 were local transmissions while the remaining were imported cases.

This brings the total number of cases since the coronavirus hit Malaysian shores to 120,818 with 22,089 being active cases.

“Selangor continues to record the highest daily cases with 687 today followed by Sabah with 303 cases and 295 in Johor,” he said in a press conference today.

Kuala Lumpur registered 150 cases, Negri Sembilan (56), Penang, (55), Kelantan (50), Kedah (45), Melaka, (34), Perak (34) and Pahang 12 cases.

The remaining states recorded single digit cases today with Labuan (1), Sarawak (8), Terengganu (4), Putrajaya (6) and Perlis (1).

The number of daily recoveries is 1,010 taking the total number of patients who have been discharged to 98,228.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 122 patients warded at Intensive Care Units with 53 requiring breathing assistance.

Meanwhile seven more Covid-19 related fatalities were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) as of noon raising the death toll to 501.

Three of the deaths were in Sabah, two in Johor, while Pahang and Selangor reported single deaths each.

The deaths involved patients aged between 45 and 83, all of whom suffered from illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, heart disease, dyslipidemia (a condition that has a high level of lipids, such as cholesterol, triglycerides, or both) and retroviral (an infection that is lifelong, like HIV).

Only a 50-year-old woman from Sabah died at the Keningau Hospital without any known medical history – NST

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