PETALING JAYA: The country’s number of Covid-19 infections has surpassed the 100,000 mark after the health ministry reported 1,581 cases today.
In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the total number of infections now stands at 100,318.
This makes Malaysia one of the 75 countries to have recorded more than 100,000 cases since the start of the pandemic.
Noor Hisham said there were 1,085 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 81,099.
There are 18,773 active cases with 102 patients being treated in intensive care and 45 requiring respiratory assistance.
Meanwhile, two deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 446.
The deaths were both in Sabah; one aged 15 and the other 61. The latter had a history of medical conditions.
Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases today with 491 infections, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 379 and Sabah with 249.
Negeri Sembilan reported 144 new cases, Johor had 115 and Melaka 76.
Penang had 37 cases, followed by Perak and Labuan with 26 each, Pahang with 12 and Kelantan with nine. Terengganu had seven, Kedah and Putrajaya had four each while Sarawak had two.
A total of 270 cases today were related to the prison and immigration depot clusters, with the Jalan Harapan prison cluster recording the majority of the cases with 185.
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