COVID-19 cases are getting worse, five deaths in 24-hours

THE Health Ministry reported a total of 1,348 COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the past 24 hours alone.

“There have been 710 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 80,014,” Health director general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today.

However, the number is still falling behind from the number of new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 98,737.

Not only that, the five deaths today bring the total number of fatalities to 444, so far, with 102 patients placed in intensive care and 44 patients in need of respiratory help.

This shows that the COVID-19 cases in Malaysia is getting worse, not the other way around despite the nation seeing subtle signs of economic recovery.

Additionally, the Health Ministry also identified five new clusters, namely the Jalan Panah (KL) construction site cluster, the Menara Wang cluster (involving KL, Selangor and Pahang), Saga Tengah (Sabah), Kolam Air (Kedah) and Hala Mutiara (Perak). – Dec 23, 2020fo

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