COVID-19: New record high of 3,337 cases, daily death toll rises to 15

THE Health Ministry has reported a total of 3,337 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, yet another new daily record for Malaysia.

In a statement today, the ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said there were 1,710 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 113,288.

With the 3,337 new cases, the total number of infections stands at 147,855.

He also noted that 3,330 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections. In addition, out of 3,303 locally transmitted cases, 2,142 of them were locals and 1,188 were foreigners.

Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases today with 1,036 infections, followed by Johor (460) and Sabah (389).

“Unfortunately, 15 people have lost their lives due to the virus today, bringing the total death tally to 578,” he said.

The deceased comprised of nine men and six women, aged between 27 and 91. Two of them were foreigners and the rest were Malaysians.

Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said the Government had detected seven new COVID-19 clusters in the country in the past 24 hours.

The clusters are Jalan Selayang (Selangor), Tropika (Johor), Pasir Barat (Johor), Dutamas construction site (Kuala Lumpur), Jalan Pahang (Kuala Lumpur), Jalan Rantau-Silau (Negeri Sembilan) and Intan Mas (Perak). – Jan 14, 2021

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