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Another 660 cases, total passes 17,000 mark

429 cases or 65% recorded in Sabah.

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Another 660 new infections were reported today, pushing total confirmed cases past the 17,000 mark to 17,540.

Local transmissions accounted for 654 of the new cases.

Of these, 429 or 65% were recorded in Sabah, followed by Kedah (113 or 17.1%), Selangor (68) and Penang (17).

Kuala Lumpur recorded seven local transmissions followed by Labuan (seven), Perak (three), Johor (three), Sarawak (three), Melaka (two), Negeri Sembilan (one) and Putrajaya (one).

The imported cases meanwhile were recorded in Kuala Lumpur (five) and Labuan (one).

Active cases stand at 5,768 with 108 in the ICU and 35 in need of respiratory assistance.

A total of 233 patients were also discharged, taking recoveries to 11,605 or 66.2%.

However, four more deaths were recorded, all in Sabah.

The first was an 80-year-old man with a history of high blood pressure and gout. He died at the Lahad Datu hospital.

The second was a 63-year-old woman with a history of high blood pressure and diabetes, who died at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.

The third death was a 73-year-old woman with a history of high blood pressure who died at the Duchess of Kent hospital.

The fourth meanwhile was a 47-year-old woman with a history of high blood pressure. She too died at the Duchess of Kent hospital.

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