Covid-19: 12,366 new cases, 93 deaths

A total of 7,567 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 798,955


MALAYSIA reported 12,366 Covid-19 cases yesterday, of which 12,358 were local transmissions and eight import cases, bringing the total confirmed cases to 939,899.

Health DG Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (picture) said Selangor recorded the highest number with 5,524, followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,580) and Negri Sembilan (970).

Johor recorded 793 cases, Kedah (701), Sabah (657), Penang (460), Sarawak (351), Melaka (309), Perak (295), Pahang (288), Terengganu (190), Kelantan (179), Putrajaya (50), Labuan (17) and Perlis (two).

Active cases in the country are currently 133,703 and among the active cases yesterday, 924 patients were placed in the intensive care units while 448 of them required ventilators.

The number of fatalities declined slightly to double-digit with 93 new deaths from 129 deaths reported on the day before, increasing the overall Covid-19 fatality toll to 7,241.

A total of 7,567 patients have been discharged, increasing the total recovered cases in the country to 798,955.

Dr Noor Hisham also said a total of 18 new Covid-19 clusters were identified yesterday, of which 13 were workplace clusters, two community clusters, two involving a high-risk group and one from detention centres.

On the security front, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) will be implemented at localities in Sabah and Sarawak from Jul 22 until Aug 4.

The EMCO throughout Sabah will be enforced at four localities in Kota Kinabalu, Kampung Guruh-Guruh in Sipitang as well as Kampung Air and Kampung Bokara in Sandakan.

In Sarawak, only two localities in Kuching will be under the EMCO namely Kampung Bintawa Hilir and Kampung Sungai Tapang.

Ismail Sabri also announced an EMCO extension in Tawau and Kota Kinabalu including Kampung Sri Menanti, Kampung Pondo, Kampung Kasuapan, Kampung Lok Urai, Kampung Pulau Gaya from July 22 until Aug 4.

The EMCO has officially ended in Kampung Kerpal and Kampung Pinang in Rompin, Pahang, today.

Additionally, 388 individuals were arrested for defying the MCO’s standard operating procedures. Of the total, 355 were compounded, 31 remanded and two were on bail.