Covid-19: 18 new deaths, highest daily tally, so far - Health DG

22 Jan 2021 / 20:25 H.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Covid-19 outbreak in Malaysia claimed 18 more lives today, the highest daily tally in the country so far, while 3,631 new cases were recorded and 2,554 patients fully recovered.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the latest development brings the death toll from the deadly pandemic to 660, while the cumulative number of cases so far was 176,180, of which 42,814 were still active.

“Of the total number of new cases, 3,625 involved local transmissions, and six were import cases. Selangor recorded the highest number of new daily cases with 782, followed by Johor with 466 and Sabah with 453,“ he said in a statement today.

He added that 251 cases were being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 102 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, he said 12 new clusters were detected, taking the total number of active clusters in the country to 335. -Bernama

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