Covid-19: 2,232 new cases, 8 new clusters

This brings the country’s total active cases to 28,554 and total cumulative cases to 138,224

by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by ARIF KARTONO

MALAYSIA recorded 2,232 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, with Selangor as the highest contributor at 557 cases, followed by Johor (396) and Sabah (374) cases.

This brings the country’s total active cases to 28,554 and total cumulative cases to 138,224.

Out of the new cases yesterday, 2,226 were locally transmitted involving 1,769 Malaysians. There were 187 patients receiving treatment at the intensive care units yesterday where 87 required breathing aid.

Four new deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the country’s death tally to 555 cases.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deceased, two men and two women, had existing health issues.

The Health Ministry (MoH) had also identified eight new clusters, while four clusters — namely Jalan Kemang, Taman Bunga, Damar Laut and Awan Baru construction site clusters — were declared as expired.

“There are now a total of 258 active clusters in the country, out of which 68 have reported an increased number of cases.

“The cluster with the highest new cases is Tembok Choh, Johor, with 157 cases, followed by Teratai cluster in Klang (83) and Beringin cluster (48),” he said.

The newly identified clusters are the Jalan Keluli cluster in Kota Tinggi and Segamat, Johor; Medan Idaman cluster in Cheras and Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur; Jelita cluster in Miri, Sarawak; Kampung Renok cluster in Gua Musang, Kelantan; Kampung Geting cluster in Tumpat, Kelantan; Lumut Barat cluster in Manjung, Perak; Kubang Bujuk cluster in Kuala Terengganu; and Kejaya cluster in Dungun, Terengganu.

Dr Noor Hisham also said the MoH welcomed Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s announcement on the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional MCO and Recovery MCO.

“Hopefully, all efforts carried out by all parties will be able to be the circuit breaker and break the chain of infection and transmission of Covid-19 in our country,” he said.


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