Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Death toll up by 7

1,295 new cases, 481 recorded in Selangor, 268 in Sabah.

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Another 1,295 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 87,913.

Selangor recorded the most new cases – 481 – partly due to the screening of foreign workers. A total of 273 came from existing clusters, 79 from close contact screening, 121 from other screenings, four from a new cluster called the Puncak Galaksi cluster, and four from overseas.

Sabah followed with 268 cases, Kuala Lumpur with 232 and Johor with 105.

Penang recorded 69 cases, Negeri Sembilan 60, Perak 35, Melaka 14, Pahang 13, Kedah nine, Putrajaya four, Labuan three, and Kelantan and Terengganu one each.

Active cases stand at 14,751 with 113 in the ICU and 53 in need of respiratory assistance.

Another 1,052 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 72,733.

However, seven more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 429.

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