KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11— Malaysia reported 1,810 new Covid-19 infections today, as 10,000 cases were recorded in just the past week, pushing the country’s cumulative tally to 80,309 cases.
Since Malaysia hit the 50,000 mark of Covid-19 cases on November 18 (50,390 cases), it took eight days for the Ministry of Health (MOH) to report over 60,000 cases on November 26. Eight days later, Malaysia surpassed the 70,000 mark on December 4 with 70,236 cases.
This time, it took only one week for Malaysia to report an additional 10,000 cases, which made Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 cases hit the 80,000 mark. MOH has reported 29,919 Covid-19 cases in 23 days, almost 30,000 cases in three weeks.
The US-based Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) model on Covid-19 cases has projected that Malaysia will be reporting a continuous rise in Covid-19 cases, hitting over 5,000 daily infections from February 25, 2021, while the death toll is predicted to reach 1,325 by April 1, 2021.
Out of the 1,810 cases reported today, Selangor reported 45.8 per cent (829 cases) of the daily tally, while Klang Valley as a whole had 963 cases today.
The daily average Covid-19 cases spiked from November 28 to December 4, which had a daily average of 578 cases, to 724 cases between December 5 and December 11 — which was a 25.2 per cent increase.
Selangor Covid-19 Task Force chairperson (STFC) and former health minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said that STFC had expected the rise in Covid-19 cases in Selangor because of the increase in the number of targeted testing that is being conducted among foreign workers, Malaysiakini reported.
There have been six deaths reported today, bringing the death toll to 402. Among the 12,734 active Covid-19 cases, 123 patients are in the intensive care unit, whereby 63 of them are on ventilator support.
The breakdown of the 1,810 Covid-19 cases, including 11 imported cases, according to states is as below:
- Selangor: 829 cases
- Sabah: 532 cases
- Kuala Lumpur: 132 cases
- Pahang: 96 cases
- Johor: 69 cases
- Negri Sembilan: 64 cases
- Penang: 34 cases
- Kedah: 22 cases
- Perak: 12 cases
- Labuan: eight cases
- Melaka: five cases
- Kelantan: two cases
- Terengganu: two cases
- Putrajaya: two cases
- Sarawak: one case
Meanwhile, six new clusters were reported today, all workplace related: two in Selangor, one in Kuala Lumpur, one in Johor, one in Negeri Sembilan, and one in Penang.