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Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases climb to 2,027 with 8 deaths as possibility of snap poll looms

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s new daily Covid-19 cases rose to 2,027 on Tuesday (Jan 5) while another eight people have died from the disease, giving the country 122,845 cumulative cases and 509 deaths to date.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases climb to 2,027 with 8 deaths as possibility of snap poll looms

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s new daily Covid-19 cases rose to 2,027 on Tuesday (Jan 5) while another eight people have died from the disease, giving the country 122,845 cumulative cases and 509 deaths to date.

The country’s health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 1,221 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 99,449.

In a press statement on Tuesday evening, Dr Noor Hisham highlighted that Selangor remained the state with the highest Covid-19 cases with 509 infections. Johor and Sabah recorded 428 and 383 cases respectively.

Malaysia’s deteriorating Covid-19 situation has also been compounded by renewed political uncertainty caused by a power struggle between the ruling Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) and United Malays National Organisation (Umno). MALAY MAIL

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