Kuala Lumpur Jan 30 : The health ministry has reported a record high 5,728 Covid-19 cases, three more than yesterday’s new high. There were also 13 deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 3,805 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 161,527.

In a statement, Noor Hisham said the total number of infections now stands at 209,661.

There are 47,388 active cases, with 319 patients being treated in intensive care and 120 requiring respiratory assistance.

Meanwhile, the 13 deaths take the number of fatalities to 746.

The new cases today involved 5,723 local infections and five imported cases.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases today with 3,285, while others that recorded three-digit infections were Johor (792), Kuala Lumpur (480), Sabah (263), Sarawak (191), Negeri Sembilan (158), Perak (112) and Penang (101).

They were followed by Kedah (99), Terengganu (85), Pahang (51), Melaka (42), Labuan 29), Kelantan (28) and Putrajaya (12). Perlis did not report any cases today.


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