COVID-19 Update: 2,232 new cases, cumulative cases third highest in SE Asia

By Nabila Natasha

GOMBAK, 11 January 2021: Malaysia’s 2,232 new COVID-19 infections meant that its cumulative number of cases is the third highest in South East Asia after Indonesia and Philippines.

At a press conference today, Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country now has 138,224 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.

The world figures are led by the United States, which has recorded about 22.5 million cases.

Today, Malaysia saw four more COVID-19 deaths, three were in Selangor and one in Sabah, bringing the death toll to 555. Meanwhile, six cases were imported, while the rest are local transmissions.

The number of people with active COVID-19 infections in Malaysia has surged to 28,554. A total of 187 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU), with 87 requiring ventilator support.

However, 1,006 COVID-19 patients have been discharged, which means 109,115 people or 78.9% have recovered.

Selangor continued to record the highest increase of the day with 557 confirmed cases or 25.0% of today’s total.

404 or 72.5% of Selangor’s total cases for today are detected from infection clusters and close contacts of positive cases.

This is followed by Johor with 396 cases or 17.7% and Sabah with 374 cases or 16.8%.***

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