PETALING JAYA, Jan 16 — The health ministry has reported a new record of 4,029 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

This is the first time the number of infections has surpassed the 4,000 mark. The previous record high was 3,337 cases in a day.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,148 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 117,375.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 155,095.

There are 37,126 active cases with 206 patients receiving intensive care, of which 79 require respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the eight deaths bring the toll to 594.


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