Global Covid-19 cases top 72.2mn: Johns Hopkins

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According to the Ministry of Health, in the same period, tests detected 25,193 new cases of infection, bringing the total caseload to 6,927,145 since Latin America's first case was detected February 26 in Sao Paulo, capital of Brazil's southeast Sao Paulo state.

Of the remaining 14,515 active cases, 118 are being held in intensive care and 56 of those are in need of assisted breathing.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on November 21, 2020.

The Damanlela construction site cluster - which encompassed the districts of Lembah Pantai, Kepong and Titiwangsa - was reported by the Ministry of Health on Nov 7, involving an index case who tested positive for Covid-19 from the detention screening. The deceased, involving two men and one woman, were aged between 45 and 88 years.

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Then, on Tuesday, more shipments of vaccines will be sent to 425 different areas, then 66 areas on Wednesday. The agreement for an additional 100 million doses takes the total bought by the U.S.to 200 million.

He said that 1,084 recoveries were also recorded during the same period, taking the total number of recoveries to 71,681 or 83.2% of the total number of cases.

Out of the 1,772 new cases today, 12 are imported while 1,760 are transmitted locally.

MALAYSIA today recorded 1,772 new Covid-19 cases, raising the number of cumulative cases to 86,618 and closer to total cases in China, the epicentre of the coronavirus with a population 40 times larger.

Meanwhile, US daily cases surged to 231,775 on December 11, setting a new record, the CSSE chart showed. The U.S.is just now seeing the expected spike in cases brought on by travel from Thanksgiving, and more deaths are sure to follow.

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