Covid-19: 1,103 New Cases, Almost Half in Klang Valley

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Malaysia recorded 1,103 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, with almost 50 percent of infections in the Klang Valley.

The latest figure brings the cumulative tally of cases to 48,520, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

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Only one of the new cases is imported, involving a Malaysian who returned from Saudi Arabia.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Klang Valley contributed 49.3 percent, or 544 cases, today – 385 cases of which are from the Damanlela construction site cluster.

Sabah registered 288 cases, and the declining trend, Dr Noor Hisham said, is the result of aggressive control and prevention actions taken in the state.

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Meanwhile, 821 recoveries were reported as of noon today, bringing the tally to 35,606.

Dr Noor Hisham said 102 patients are being treated in intensive care units, with 39 of them requiring ventilator support.

Four new deaths were reported in Sabah involving three Malaysians and one non-citizen, taking the tally to 313. – NST