Malaysia detects 3,309 new cases, active cases hit 30,000 mark

11 new clusters were also identified yesterday, taking the total active clusters in the country to 261


THE country recorded its highest daily Covid-19 cases yesterday at 3,309, after it reached 3,027 cases last Thursday.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the increase brought the total number of active cases in the country to 30,390 and the cumulative total to 141, 533.

“Out of the total number of positive cases, there are six import cases, while the rest are local transmissions.

“For the transmission that occurred within the country, 2,461 of them are Malaysians, while 842 are non-locals,” he said in his daily Covid-19 statement yesterday.

On the daily increase, Selangor once again reported the highest daily increase, hitting 1,007 yesterday, followed by Johor with 442 and Sabah at 409.

As of yesterday, 190 positive cases were undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit, with 83 of them requiring ventilator aid. Meanwhile, four fatalities were reported, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Malaysia to 559.

“The deaths reported in Hospital Sungai Buloh included two men aged 60 and 67, both of which suffered from hypertension and heart disease.

“This is followed by a woman aged 52 who was admitted to Hospital Taiping, with no medical history that could put her at risk, and a man in Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh, aged 69, who had diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidemia,” added the DG.

As of yesterday, there were a total of 605 clusters reported which are being monitored by the Health Ministry (MoH). Eleven new clusters were also identified yesterday, taking the total active clusters in the country to 261 with 77 of those clusters reporting increases in cases. Jalan Harapan Prison, Teratai and Tembok Choh clusters recorded the highest increases with 192, 176 and 162 cases respectively.

“The total number of clusters which expire today is 344, including Atabara, Senu Setia, Bonggaya, Jernai, Pengkalan Barat, Puteh Lama Construction Site, Jalan Bukit Construction Site and Sabaru clusters,” Dr Noor Hisham reported yesterday.

“The new clusters are Jalan Manan, a workplace cluster located in Klang, Selangor, another workplace cluster called Persiaran Kuala involving Petaling, Klang and Sabak Bernam areas, and another workplace cluster, Udarama, involving Lembah Pantai area.

“This is followed by two more workplace clusters namely Iris, involving a marketplace in Lembah Pantai and Jalan Kiara, which also included the Kepong and Cheras areas,” he said.

Other clusters are Batu Dialysis, involving Titiwangsa, Cheras and Kepong areas; Bukit Sekubong in Bintulu, Sarawak; Kampung Badak, involving Bachok and Kota Baru areas; Taman Kesedar in Gua Musang, Kelantan; Putra Dialysis in Presint 9, Putrajaya; and Permint Harmoni in Terengganu.

Meanwhile, the number of daily recovered patients was reported at 1,469 cases, bringing the total of recovered cases in the country to 110,584.

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Malaysia records the highest Covid-19 cases at 3,309