Malaysia on Friday (Jan 8) reported its highest daily loss of life toll since the start of COVID-19 pandemic.
The 16 deaths, all citizens, were in Johor, Sabah and Selangor. The youngest fatality was a 44-year-old guy in Kluang who got a brief history of diabetes, large blood circulation pressure and obesity.
A total of 2,643 brand-new COVID-19 cases were also reported.
The Klang Valley area, comprising Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, accounted for approximately half of the brand new cases with 1,368 infections.
This was followed by Sabah and Johor with 401 and 298 cases respectively.
Health director-standard Noor Hisham Abdullah said 170 patients are found in the intensive care unit, with 82 requiring ventilators.
Six latest clusters were also detected on Friday, four of these involving workplaces.
Primary Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is set to make an announcement on Mon about the escalating COVID-19 situation.
Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob over Friday said the government was constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
"The government is learning and evaluating the actions that require to be taken immediately to regulate the pass on of COVID-19, including likely tightening of the typical operating procedure for the social sector to lessen movements and threat of COVID-19," he explained.
Ismail Sabri added that the federal government was aware of the people's grouses, problems and suggestions about the spike in conditions and understood the burden faced by healthcare personnel.
Malaysia has features seen four-digit daily rises in new COVID-19 cases for more than two weeks since it battles to include a resurgence of the condition.
The country reported an archive 3,027 new cases on Thursday, its biggest daily increase because the start of coronavirus pandemic.
As of Fri, Malaysia has reported a total of 131,108 COVID-19 cases and 537 deaths.