Covid-19: 1,012 New Cases, Four Deaths Today

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The number of new Covid-19 cases in the country remains in four figures with 1,012 cases reported today, bringing the total recorded in Malaysia to date to 75,306.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in his statement today said seven of the cases were imported, while 1,005 were local transmissions.

He said there were currently 10,862 active cases.

Selangor reported the highest number of cases today with 417 (41.2 percent) followed by Sabah with 271 (26.8 percent) and Johor with 108 (10.7 percent).

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“The number of Covid-19 cases recovered today is 1,750. This takes the cumulative number of cases completely cured to 64,056, or 85.1 percent of the total number of cases,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

There were 126 cases admitted in the ICU with 62 requiring respiratory assistance.

Four deaths were also reported today, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to 388, or 0.52 percent of the total number of cases.

All four deaths were recorded in Sabah and were women, with the youngest aged 33 and oldest being 92 years old.

He said three victims had underlying medical conditions while a 90-year-old foreigner had no prior record.

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Meanwhile, two new Covid-19 clusters have been found today, one of them involving a construction site.

Dr Noor Hisham said the Bina Darul construction site cluster spreads across various districts.

It involves the Titiwangsa, Cheras, Lembah Pantai areas in Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Sepang, Kuala Langat and Klang districts in Selangor and Seremban, Negri Sembilan.

The second cluster is Seruling, which involves the Klang, Hulu Selangor and Petaling districts in Selangor.

Today’s two additional clusters brings Malaysia’s total clusters to 392, with 185 still active.

Of them, Dr Noor Hisham said, 41 clusters have reported new cases.

Besides this, four clusters have ended today. They are Melati, Kempas, Titir and Tempayan.