According to MoH’s Twitter, the last time total active cases surpassed 30,000 was on Feb 24, 2021
by ASILA JALIL / pic by ARIF KARTONO
THE number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has again breached the 30,000 mark.
As at noon yesterday, total active cases stood at 30,339 while the number of cases in intensive care units (ICUs) rose to 345 where 175 patients require respiratory support.
The Health Ministry (MoH) said in its official Twitter account that the last time total active cases surpassed 30,000 was on Feb 24, 2021.
Malaysia recorded 3,418 new cases yesterday, pushing the overall total number of cases in the country to 415,012.
Selangor continued to register the highest number of new daily cases at 1,200 followed by Sarawak (587) and Kelantan (400).
Johor had 213 new cases yesterday, followed by Kuala Lumpur (198), Terengganu (184), Penang (145), Sabah (115), Kedah (101), Perak (77), Negri Sembilan (73), Melaka (61), Pahang (45), Putrajaya (eight), Labuan (seven) and Perlis (four).
Selangor also posted the highest number of overall cases by state with 134,849 cases followed by Sabah (58,315) and Johor (45,900).
There were 2,698 recoveries yesterday bringing the total number of recovered cases to 383,140.
A total of 12 new deaths were reported which brings the overall number of death cases due to Covid-19 to 1,533.
Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said yesterday that almost 90% of the critical and ICU beds are utilised for treating Covid-19 patients in the Klang Valley.
The situation may cause elective surgeries and procedures in hospitals around the Klang Valley to be reduced or postponed to reserve more hospital beds for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Meanwhile, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 500 individuals were nabbed yesterday for violating the standard operating procedures where 489 of them were given compound while the remaining 11 individuals were remanded.
Among the violations recorded include failure to provide personal details when entering a premise, activities at entertainment centres and failure to wear face masks.
He added that 372 foreigners were screened on Saturday and no positive cases were recorded among them.
“Cumulatively, the Human Resources Ministry said 691,885 foreign workers had undergone Covid-19 screening which involved 35,750 employers.
“Of the total, 10,235 people were positive while 681,650 individuals were negative,” he said in a statement yesterday.
The government had also agreed to lift the Movement Control Order (MCO) at Endau and Triang districts in Mersing, Johor which was scheduled to end today.
Throughout the MCO period, Ismail Sabri said the MoH recorded only three positive cases out of 202 screenings that were done in both localities.
He said the government also agreed to lift the Enhanced MCO enforced at Sekolah Menengah Agama (Arab) Tarbiah Diniah Tahfiz Bunut Sarang Burung, Tumpat, Kelantan yesterday, earlier than its initial date which was supposed to be on May 13.
“To date, the MoH had conducted 329 screenings there, where 181 of the totals were confirmed positive for Covid-19.
“There was a drop in cases and the clusters are under control while all positive cases have been isolated and admitted to a quarantine centre,” he added.