Covid-19: 1,295 new cases today

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia saw a dip in new Covid-19 infections with 1,295 cases reported today but with seven more Covid-19 related deaths, said Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Despite some news reports claiming otherwise, Malaysia has not yet overtaken China’s cumulative Covid-19 cases.

According to the World Health Organisation, the last figure for China’s cumulative cases is 95,279, while Malaysia’s stands at 87,913 as of today.

A bulk of the new cases were reported in Selangor with 481 cases, Sabah with 268 new infections, and Kuala Lumpur with 232 new cases, with 10 imported cases from returning travellers.

Dr Noor Hisham said the seven deaths brings the local fatality rate to 0.49 per cent with 429 deaths.

He also reported eight new Covid-19 infection clusters.

Meanwhile 1,052 more patients were cured and released, bringing the total number of discharged patients to 72,733. – Malay Mail

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