KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia health authorities reported 4,275 new coronavirus cases on Saturday (Jan 23), the highest daily infections so far, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 180,455.
The country also reported seven new fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 667.
The record number comes just a week after the previous daily high of 4,029 cases was reported on Jan 16, said the country’s health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
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“Of the total number of new cases today, 4,264 are local transmissions, while 11 are imported cases,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
“This brings the cumulative number of new cases to 180,455 cases, with 42,769 of them still active.”
He added that there were 260 cases being treated in the intensive care unit, including 103 who require respiratory assistance.
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