KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 12 — Malaysia added another 3,318 new Covid-19 cases today bringing the total number of active cases to 51,579.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) said out of the total, seven cases were imported while the rest were from local transmission.
Apart from that, 3,505 recoveries were also recorded today.
Meanwhile, the 17 deaths bring the number of fatalities to 953.
“Selangor reported the highest number of cases today at 1,214 followed by Johor (742 cases) and Kuala Lumpur (374 cases),” health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement today.
“The fatalities today are across six states. Two in Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak and one case each in Perak, Melaka, Kelantan, Pahang and Johor.
“All cases were local except one involving a non-Malaysian.”
“The oldest death was a 97-year-old female who died at Shah Alam hospital who had a history of high blood pressure,” Dr Noor Hisham said.
Dr Noor Hisham said the youngest fatality was a 54-year-old male with a history of high blood pressure, dyslipidemia and lung fibrosis.
He died at Sungai Buloh hospital.
He said there are currently 258 patients being treated in the intensive care unit including 119 requiring respiratory assistance.