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17 deaths reported as daily caseload hovers at 1,700

Six of the Covid-related death cases were brought in dead.

Staff Writers
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Pedestrians cross a road in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur.
Pedestrians cross a road in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman in Kuala Lumpur.

Another 1,737 Covid-19 cases were recorded yesterday, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 4,992,168.

There were 3,338 recoveries, taking total recoveries to 4,930,524.

There are now 24,960 active cases, of which 23,018 or 92.2% are undergoing home quarantine. 

Meanwhile, 0 (0%) are at quarantine centres while 1,848 (7.4%) have been hospitalised. 

A total of 94 are in ICU with 57 in need of respiratory assistance. 

Another 17 deaths were reported, including six who were brought in dead. Total deaths now stand at 36,684.