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Covid-19: 1,210 new cases, 5 deaths

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia recorded 1,210 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday (Nov 17), bring the total number of infections to 49,730, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said five deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 318.

On the new cases, he said 19 were imported while the rest were local transmissions.

A total of 1,018 patients were discharged, which means the total number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in the country is 36,624, or 73.7% of total infections.

Active cases in the country now stand at 12,788 or 25.7% of the cases.

Currently, 105 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 40 of them requiring ventilator support. – The Star

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