Skip to main content




Malaysia reports 1,096 new COVID-19 cases

Malaysia reports 1,096 new COVID-19 cases

Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment collect a COVID-19 swab sample from a boy in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia on Oct 5, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Lim Huey Teng)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 1,096 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday (Nov 22), with Selangor continuing to account for most of the new infections.

Selangor had 603 cases, followed by Sabah with 311 infections.

"The high number of COVID-19 cases in Selangor was due to the increase in cluster cases, especially workplace-related clusters," said the country's Health Ministry director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

“On the other hand, Sabah recorded a high number of cases following an increase of cases detected among close contacts,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

READ: Domestic travel bubbles approved in Malaysia as movement curbs lifted in four states

Of the 1,096 positive cases today, 1,090 cases were local transmissions while the rest were imported cases.

Malaysia now has a total of 54,775 COVID-19 cases.

The health ministry reported three more fatalities related to COVID-19 on Sunday, taking its toll to 335.

A total of 106 COVID-19 cases are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 46 cases intubated.

BOOKMARK THIS: Our comprehensive coverage of the coronavirus outbreak and its developments

Download our app or subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak:


Also worth reading