by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL
MALAYSIA recorded the highest recoveries yesterday with 350 cases since the infection of Covid-19 first detected in the country, bringing the total of recovered patients to 11,372, also 67.4% out of the total cases.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said as of noon yesterday, 660 new cases were also reported, bringing the infectivity cases to 5,345.
“Of the 660 cases, two of them were imported cases involving non-citizens from India, which were reported in Labuan and one from Nepal.
“Of the 658 local transmissions, 618 were locals and 40 were non-citizens,” he said during the Covid-19 daily briefing.
Of new cases reported, Dr Noor Hisham said 443 were from Sabah, 76 from Selangor, 60 from Kedah, 23 from Pulau Pinang, 18 from Labuan, 16 from Perak, 10 from Johor, nine from Kuala Lumpur, two from Negri Sembilan and one in Pahang.
“As of now, there are 101 Covid-19 positive cases currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit, where 32 patients require aid from the ventilator.
Four new deaths were also reported in Sabah, bringing the total fatality to 163, or 1% of total cases.
To date, there are as many as 23 clusters in Malaysia that have been caused by an index case coming from Sabah.
“To help address this issue and by taking into account the escalating situation of Covid-19 cases in Sabah, all travellers arriving from Sabah must undergo Covid-19 health screening at the international and domestic entrance, and be given the home surveillance and observation orders for 14 days from the date of arrival, wear a wristband and monitor self-health using Home Assessment Tool in the MySejahtera application,” the health DG said.
In addition, six new clusters were identified yesterday, with four in Sabah, one in Selangor and one in Penang.
The clusters in Sabah are named Semarak, Bina, Sabindo and Bestari clusters, followed by Bah Kenangan cluster in Selangor and Penjara Jawi cluster in Penang.