Covid-19 cases down to 5,304, mostly from Selangor

MoH had detected 15 new Covid-19 clusters over the last 24 hours, making the total number of active clusters 766


MALAYSIA’s Covid-19 infections reported a decline with 5,304 cases yesterday, bringing the overall total to 657,508 cases.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor continued to record the highest number of cases with 1,973 followed by Sarawak (544) and Johor (363).

Death toll has reached 3,908 with 64 new deaths yesterday, involving 15 cases in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (10), Johor (7), Kedah (6), five cases each in Negri Sembilan and Pahang, four cases each in Sarawak and Labuan, two each in Sabah and Kelantan, and one case each in Penang, Perak, Melaka and Terengganu.

There are now 73,324 active Covid-19 cases that are being treated in health facilities nationwide, of which, 917 patients were placed in the intensive care units while 452 required respiratory aid.

Around 8,163 patients were discharged, increasing the total recoveries in the country to 580,276.

The Health Ministry (MoH) had also detected 15 new Covid-19 clusters over the last 24 hours, making the total number of active clusters 766.

Separately, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be enforced at localities in Sabah and Sarawak from June 15 until June 28.

In Sabah, the EMCO will be implemented at Batu 3.5 Jalan Apas (Kiri) in Tawau, Taman Telipok Jaya and Kampung Penimbawan in Tuaran, Taman Puri Warisan in Kota Kinabalu (KK) and Kampung Lebak Moyoh in Kota Belud.

In Sarawak, only Kampung Tabuan Hj Drahman in Kuching will be under the EMCO.

Ismail Sabri also announced an EMCO extension in Taman Pelangi, Semporna and Kampung Tanjung Kapur, Kudat until June 28.

Meanwhile, the EMCO has ended as scheduled today at Jalan Klias 2 & 3 in Beaufort, Kampung Kuala Menggatal in KK and Kampung Assam in Lahad Datu, Kampung Payas-payas and Kampung Rampayan Laut in Kota Belud and the two localities in Kedah namely Bandar Darulaman and Lubuk Kawah, both in Jitra.

On defying the MCO’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), 780 individuals were arrested and of the total, 748 were compounded and 32 remanded.

According to a Bernama report, Ismail Sabri said that the government may review the SOPs for the MCO if Malaysia’s covid cases fall to 4,000 daily.

The targeted figure, he said, was set by MoH.

Last Friday, the minister announced that Malaysia will be extending the full MCO until June 28, as there was no significant reduction in the daily covid cases.