by NUR HAZIQAH A MALEK / pic by BERNAMA
A TOTAL of 1,448 new cases of Covid-19 were reported yesterday with the highest count recorded in Selangor at 561, followed by 273 from Johor and 199 from Sarawak.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total, the number of local cases currently stands at 1,438.
He said in his daily statement that 61.1% of the total are locals, while 38.9% are non-locals, with five deaths recorded.
“The fatalities recorded today involved two from Selangor, and one each from Johor, Melaka and Sabah, all of which involved Malaysians,” he said.
Cumulatively, the number of confirmed cases in Malaysia is now at 317,717, with 18,010 active cases. Of the total active cases, 151 require treatment in the intensive care unit with 72 needing ventilator aid.
Five new clusters have been identified, increasing the number of active clusters to 449.
The new workplace clusters are Parit Penyengat Darat which is localised to Johor, and Dagang Permai to Selangor, while two community clusters were identified in Selangor and Sarawak, named Sungei Puteh and Melor respectively. The last cluster identified was named Pona, localised to Johor.
As of yesterday, 13 clusters have expired, making the total number of expired clusters at 768.
Meanwhile, on the enforcement of standard operating procedures, 451 individuals were detained on Tuesday.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said out of the total, 393 of them were compounded, while 58 remanded.
On the mandatory screening of foreign workers, a total of 5,036 were screened yesterday and out of the total, 88 were confirmed positive for Covid-19.
In total, 598,970 foreign workers had undergone screening under 31,275 employers, and 9,500 were confirmed positive, he said.
A total of 38 inspections were also performed on construction sites nationwide, adding up to the total of 16,060 inspections performed on 9,092 sites since April 20, 2020.
As for the mandatory quarantine, 788 individuals have returned from international borders yesterday, adding to the total of 141,077 individuals since July 24, 2020.
Currently, 7,300 individuals are undergoing quarantine, 132,776 were allowed to return home, while 1,001 were sent to the hospital for treatment.
Ismail Sabri added that the Enhanced Movement Control Order has ended for the Flat Sibu Jaya in Blocks C, H, J, K, L, N and R in Sarawak as of today.
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