Covid-19: Malaysia records highest number of recoveries

Recoveries resulted in the number of active cases dropping to 41,677, while 9 more clusters detected, including 8 linked to workplaces

by AZALEA AZUAR / pic by TMR FILE

A TOTAL of 4,427 Covid-19 recoveries were recorded yesterday, making it the highest number of recoveries so far.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, however, said the number of new Covid-19 patients remained equally high at four digits with 3,346 positive cases.

He said the recoveries resulted in the number of active cases dropping to 41,677 compared to 42,769 on Saturday, while nine more clusters were detected yesterday, including eight linked to workplaces.

“Selangor reported the highest number of daily cases with 950, followed by Sabah (431 cases), Kuala Lumpur (390), Johor (378), Sarawak (255), Terengganu (179), Negri Sembilan (160) and Melaka (152).

“Penang, meanwhile, had 90 cases, Kedah (85), Kelantan (77); Pahang (63); Labuan (49); Perak (46); Putrajaya (38) and Perlis (three),” he said in a statement on Covid-19 development yesterday.

From the new cases, there were only seven imported cases, while the rest were locally transmitted (3,339 cases). Some 2,602 (77.9%) were locals, while 737 (22.1%) were foreigners.

The new recovered cases have brought the total number of Covid-19 recoveries to 141,446.

Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 242 cases were also related to clusters in prisons, lockups and detention depots.

These clusters include the Jalan Harapan Prison Cluster (138 cases), Sungai Jelok Prison Cluster (22), Tembok Mempaga Cluster (nine), Tembok Taiping Cluster (six), Tembok Renggam (three), Seberang Perai Prison Cluster (three), Tembok Kemus Cluster (three) and Tembok Sungai Udang Cluster (one).

Meanwhile, there were only 431 new cases (12.9%) in Sabah, while 390 cases (12.9%) were found in Kuala Lumpur.

There have been 11 deaths recorded yesterday, bringing in the total number of fatalities to 678.

“Today’s deaths involve three cases from Sarawak, two cases each from Sabah, Terengganu and Johor, while one each from Melaka and Selangor,” said the DG yesterday.

The 10 fatalities involved Malaysians, while only one was a foreigner.

Currently, there are 41,677 active Covid-19 cases where 265 cases are under the intensive care unit, while 102 are on ventilators.