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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.

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"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.

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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.

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