by ASILA JALIL / pic by BERNAMA
THE Damanlela construction site in Kuala Lumpur (KL) recorded the highest number of new positive Covid-19 cases yesterday at 460.
In total, KL recorded 475 new cases. Of the total, 469 new local cases were registered with 462 coming from existing clusters, two cases from close contact screening and five cases from other Covid-19 screenings. The remaining six were import cases.
The number of new positive Covid-19 cases totalled to 1,208 as at noon yesterday, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 47,417.
To date, there are 12,323 active cases nationwide.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the import cases were non-Malaysian citizens who arrived from India (3), Bangladesh (1), Nepal (1) and Indonesia (1). Sabah recorded the second highest number of new cases at 381 or 31.5% of the total followed by Selangor (185), Negri Sembilan (48), Pulau Pinang (42), Labuan (30), Perak (21), Johor (9), Kedah (8), Sarawak (4), Melaka (2), Kelantan (1), Putrajaya (1) and Perlis (1).
Dr Noor Hisham also announced the end of Bah Arnab cluster yesterday.
“This cluster involved the Kuching district in Sarawak. As of yesterday, 72 individuals were screened where 12 of them were tested positive for Covid-19, while the rest were negative.
“No deaths were reported for this cluster,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Three new clusters were identified, namely the Plaza cluster in Kota Kinabalu and Jalan Kalabakan cluster in Tawau, Sabah; and Jeri cluster where cases were reported in three locations — Kota Tinggi, Mersing and Muar in Johor.
Malaysia recorded 1,013 recoveries yesterday, pushing the total number of recoveries to 34,785 cases or 73.4% of the total number of overall cases.
“To date, there are 104 cases being treated in intensive care units, with 42 requiring ventilator support,” he added.
Three deaths were recorded yesterday, bringing the cumulative fatalities in the country to 309 cases or 0.7% of the total overall cases.
All of the fatalities were locals from Sabah.
The youngest fatality yesterday was an eight-year-old girl with no medical history.
The other two were a 77-year-old man with high blood pressure, heart and kidney diseases, and a 63-year-old woman with diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Separately, a total of 568 individuals were arrested by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) on Saturday for flouting the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Of the total, 516 individuals were given compounds, while 49 were remanded and three were bailed.
“Among the offences were failure to practice physical distancing (160), activities at entertainment centres (131), not wearing face mask (116), failure to provide equipment to record customers’ details (56), interstate or inter-district travel in CMCO areas without permission (43) and others (62),” Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in a statement yesterday.
On Ops Benteng, he said 42 foreigners were nabbed.
There were 250 Op Benteng roadblocks held yesterday which involved the PDRM, Malaysian Armed Forces and Border Security Agency.
Meanwhile, as at Nov 14, 2020, 67,555 individuals returned to Malaysia through international entrance from July 24, and all of them were placed at 67 hotels and 20 public training institutes, as well as private educational institutions.
“Of the total, 9,488 individuals were undergoing mandatory quarantine, while 388 individuals were sent to the hospital for treatment.
“A total of 57,679 individuals were discharged and allowed to return home,” he said.