Malaysia breaches 100,000 mark with 1,581 new cases

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia has breached 100,000 cumulative Covid-19 cases on Christmas Eve, with a total of 1,581 new cases recorded today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia’s cumulative cases now stands at 100,318 cases.

Today’s figure meant that the number of active cases nationwide is currently at 18,773 while 102 patients have been admitted into intensive care wards, 45 of whom need breathing assistance.

“Selangor continues to lead with 491 cases today (31.1 per cent). From this total 375 cases (76.4 per cent) are from close contact tracing and existing clusters.

“Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur is second with 379 cases (24.0 per cent) while Sabah has 249 (15.7 per cent) cases today,” he said in a statement here.

He also revealed that two people have died of the virus in Sabah, bringing the total number of fatalities to 446 cases.

The first deceased was a 15-year-old Malaysian woman while the second deceased was a 61-year-old Malaysian man with a history of dyslipidemia, stroke and high blood pressure.

All but two cases were caused by local infections.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 1,085 patients recovered today bringing the total number of recoveries to 81,099. – Malay Mail

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