COVID-19 update: New cases up to 1,937

By Iylia Marsya Iskandar

GOMBAK, 12 December 2020: Malaysia continues to record new COVID-19 cases in the four-digit range with 1,937 cases as of noon today.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the recent figures bring the cumulative number of infections to 82,246, and increase the number of active cases to 13,751.

Selangor remains the highest contributor of cases, recording 823 infections or 42.5 per cent of the total.

This is followed by Sabah with 429 cases (22.1 per cent), and Kuala Lumpur at 238 cases (12.3 per cent), according to Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement today.

Nearly 38 per cent of the cases reported today are linked to clusters at Temporary Detention Centres and prisons, involving Jalan Harapan Prison cluster (565 cases), Rumah Merah cluster (112 cases), Tembok Cluster (43 cases), and Seberang Perai Cluster (five cases).

Of the total, only two cases are imported.

Furthermore, 911 people have been discharged, increasing the number of recoveries to 68,084 equivalent to 82.8 per cent of the cumulative number of cases.

Nine people succumbed to the virus, bringing the death toll to 411.

Four deaths were reported in Sabah, three in Johor, and one each in Selangor and Penang.***

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