Covid-19: More recoveries than new cases

This is the 2nd consecutive day that the number of recoveries are higher than new cases reported which was at 1,096

by HARIZAH KAMEL / pic by BERNAMA

MALAYSIA recorded 1,104 Covid-19 recoveries yesterday, bringing the cumulative number of recovered and discharged cases to 41,597.

This was the second consecutive day that the number of recoveries was higher than new cases reported which was at 1,096.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total cases, only six were imported cases bringing the total active cases to 12,843.

Selangor reported the highest number of cases at 603, followed by Sabah (311), Perak (55), while Pahang, Terengganu and Sarawak did not report any new cases.

“The high cases in Selangor stemmed from the clusters, especially workplace-related clusters, namely the Teratai Cluster with an increase of 502 cases.

“Sabah, on the other hand, recorded an increase in case detection among close contact screening at 139 cases,” he said in a statement yesterday.

A total of 72 cases reported were related to clusters in the Temporary Detention Centre and prisons involving the Tembok cluster (42), Bakti cluster (16), Rumah Merah cluster (four), Sandakan Prison cluster (four), Seberang Perai Prison cluster (two), Reman Prison cluster (two), Kepayan Prison cluster (one), and Matambai cluster (one).

Three deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the death toll to 335. Currently, 106 cases are being treated at the intensive care unit with 46 of them intubated.

Three new clusters have been identified, namely the Pengkalan Barat cluster in Penang, the Bakti cluster in Negri Sembilan and the Bayam Indah cluster in Kedah, while four clusters ended yesterday, namely the Kasih cluster in Sabah, Baiduri cluster in Kuala Lumpur, Long cluster in Selangor and Bestari cluster in Sandakan.

Meanwhile, entertainment centre activities made up the highest number of Movement Control Order (MCO) violations with 96 arrests, out of the 381 total arrests made on Saturday.

In a statement yesterday, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said of the total arrests, 377 individuals were compounded, while four were remanded.

Other offences included not wearing face masks (80), failure to practice physical distancing (69), failure to provide equipment to record customers’ details (57), interstate or inter-district travels in Conditional MCO areas without permission (33) and others (46).

On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said 20 illegal immigrants and three smugglers were arrested, while nine vehicles were seized.

A total of 35 sanitation operations were conducted in 10 states and two federal territories.

Also, some 72,182 individuals returned from abroad from July 24 to Nov 21. Of that number, 9,855 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine, while 404 individuals have been sent to hospitals for treatment. A total of 61,923 individuals were allowed to return home.


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Covid-19: More recoveries than new cases