COVID-19 update: 1,472 new cases, 3 deaths

By Aina Mardhia Ismail

GOMBAK, 1 December 2020: Malaysia today recorded 1,472 new COVID-19 cases with five new cases being imports, while the rest are local transmissions.

The country’s current COVID-19 active cases stand at 10,495 with a total of 120 patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 44 needing ventilators.

However, there are 1,552 recoveries today which is higher than the new positive cases, resulting in total recoveries to date to 56,311 or 83.9% of overall cases.

Three new fatalities were recorded – all in Sabah, raising the death toll to 363.

Selangor recorded the highest reported active cases today with 891 cases. More than half or 52.9% of national reported cases were contributed by the Teratai cluster – linked to the Top Glove Corp Bhd’s workers dormitories in Klang, Selangor. The state now recorded 795 existing active clusters.

According to the Ministry of Health, Malaysia’s cumulative COVID-19 cases tally now stands at 67,169.

As usual, the public are reminded to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) and stay away from 3C (Crowded Places, Confined Spaces, Close Conversation) and practice 3Ws (Wash, Wear, Warn) in order to control the chain of infection. ***

Aina Mardhia Ismail

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