Covid-19: Record 7,478 new cases, 63 deaths

22 new clusters were recorded yesterday, bringing the total number of active clusters to 593


MALAYSIA yesterday recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases and deaths at 7,478 and 63 respectively.

The latest number of new recorded cases brings the total cumulative cases to 533,367 with a total of 66,208 active cases. Meanwhile, the total number of fatalities stood 2,432.

According to Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, of the new cases yesterday, five were imported cases, while 7,473 were local transmissions.

As of yesterday, 756 Covid-19 patients required treatment in the intensive care unit with 377 cases requiring ventilation support.

Selangor remained the highest number of cases with 2,455, followed by Kuala Lumpur (KL) (760), Sarawak (640), Johor (587), Kelantan (547), Kedah (542), Penang (420), Negri Sembilan (370), Perak (264), Melaka (230), Sabah (229), Terengganu (177), Pahang (171), Labuan (49), Putrajaya (29) and Perlis (eight).

From the total number of deaths reported yesterday, 24 were from Selangor, nine were from KL, eight each from Johor and Kedah, five from Perak, three from Melaka, two each from Sarawak and Negri Sembilan, and one each in Sabah and Pahang.

The deaths accounted for 57 Malaysians and six foreigners between the ages of 20 and 94 with 51 patients having existing medical conditions.

Additionally, 22 new clusters were recorded yesterday, bringing the total number of active clusters to 593, while 1,489 clusters had expired.

Meanwhile, an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be placed on areas in Perak, KL, Pahang and Sabah which will take effect tomorrow until June 10.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said the EMCO in the Parit Buntar zone in Kerian, Perak, was decided after 82 new Covid-19 cases out of 623 screening tests were reported in the locality.

“The Ministry of Health (MoH) also found that Parit Buntar recorded 44% of the total number of current cases in Kerian district for the period between May 10 to May 23,” said Ismail Sabri.

Permai Apartment and Sri Penara Apartment in Cheras, KL, will also be placed under EMCO.

Meanwhile, Taman Datuk Tengku Paris and Felda Tersang 1,2 and 3 under the Batu Talam in Raub, Pahang; and Bangau zones under the Temerloh district will also be placed under EMCO after 22 cases were detected.

Additionally, the MoH reported a significant rise in cases within 10 days in Bangau zones, with 180 positive cases detected from 1,433 tests.

Other localities that will be placed under EMCO are villages in Kunak district, Kota Belud and Tawau, Sabah.

On the other hand, the EMCO in the Mine Workers Quarters Sungai Batu, Batu Talam, Raub, Pahang, will end today following a decline in cases and clusters with all positive cases having received treatment.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry secretary general Datuk Seri Hasnol Zam Zam Ahmad expressed concern over shoppers in Putrajaya who neglected checking in with the MySejahtera application and not adhering to the standard operating procedures.

Meanwhile, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said the two-hour shopping time limit at retail premises will be monitored through the application, which will facilitate the ministry’s personnel or staff members of the outlets to conduct checks if necessary.