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19 JAN 2021

PUTRAJAYA: A total of 3,631 new COVID-19 cases were reported today, taking the total number of infections nationwide to 165,371, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. "Of the new cases, seven are import cases who were infected abroad while the remaining are local transmissions. "As for the 3,624 local transmissions, 2,754 of them involved Malaysians and 870 foreigners,” he said at the daily press conference on COVID-19 development here today.

The total number of active cases now stands at 39,464, with 238 cases being treated in the intensive care unit and 96 of them requiring respiratory assistance. He said there were 2,944 recoveries today, bringing the cumulative recovery cases to 125,288 or 75.8 per cent of the total number of cases. He added that the Ministry of Health (MOH) had also identified nine new COVID-19 clusters, with four of them involving workplace, two family gatherings and one wedding reception. - Bernama