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COVID-19: TOTAL CASES CROSS 150,000 MARK WITH 3,211 NEW CASES


15 JAN 2021


KUALA LUMPUR: The overall total COVID-19 cases in Malaysia today surpassed 150,000 with new cases in the past 24 hours reaching 3,211.

Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the increase in daily cases took the cumulative total for COVID-19 to 151,066 infections while active cases with infectivity now stand at 35,253.

“From the overall new cases recorded today, five were import cases, while the balance were local transmissions,” he said in statement on the development of COVID-19 today.

He said Selangor continued to report the highest daily infections with 8890 cases followed by Johor (535 cases) and Sabah with 514 cases.

Apart from that, there were eight deaths reported today, taking the cumulative fatalities in the country to 586 cases. - Bernama