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4 JAN 2021

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia reported 1,741 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of infections in the country to 120,818 cases.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the overall tally, 22,089 are active cases.

Selangor remained the state with the highest daily tally, reporting 687 new cases (39.5 per cent), followed by Sabah with 303 cases (17.4 per cent) and Johor with 295 new infections (16.9 per cent).

“Also, eight were imported cases who got infected abroad, and the remaining 1,733 cases were local transmissions.

“A total of 541 cases (78.7 per cent) were from clusters and close contact screening in the field while 32 cases (1.8 per cent) were linked to clusters in lockups, immigration depots, and prisons,” he told a media conference on COVID-19 developments today.

Seven fatalities were also reported today, Dr Noor Hisham said, involving three men and four women, all of them Malaysians aged between 45 and 83.

Also, there are 122 cases being treated in the intensive care unit, with 53 of them intubated, he added.

As for recovered cases, Dr Noor Hisham said 1,010 recoveries were recorded today, bringing the country’s recovery tally to 98,228 cases so far. -Bernama


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