Covid-19: 3,744 new cases, 17 deaths today

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Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases continue to soar with 3,744 news cases detected nationwide today, bringing the tally to 424,376.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor remains the main contributor to Covid-19 in the country, with 1,548 cases reported in the state today.

“Of this figure, 1,051 were from clusters and close contact with Covid-19 positive cases,” he said in a statement today.

This is followed by Kelantan with 480 cases, Sarawak (419), Kuala Lumpur (313), Johor (292), Penang (195), Kedah (124), Negri Sembilan (76), Terengganu (73), Perak (65), Sabah (50), Pahang (49), Melaka (43), Putrajaya (11), Labuan (5) and Perlis (one).

Currently, he said there are 32,939 active cases in the country, of whom 328 patients are now being treated in intensive care units, including 185 who require breathing assistance.

MMO

Dr Noor Hisham said 2,304 Covid-19 patients recovered today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 389,846.

A total of 17 deaths were reported today, bringing the total number of Covid-19-related deaths in the country to 1,591.

“There are 17 deaths today involving nine in Selangor, two each in Johor, Perak and Sarawak and one death each in Kelantan and Negri Sembilan. All deaths involved citizens,” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Bernama

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health today reported 20 new Covid-19 clusters, the highest number detected in a single day.

The previous high was 19, reported on February 16.

Dr Noor Hisham said workplace clusters formed the bulk of the list.

The eight workplace clusters reported are:

  • Kampung Padang Lalang in Pasir Mas Kelantan, 15 cases
  • Jalan Sawit in Sarikei, Sarawak, 18 cases
  • Tanjong Kibong in Sibu, Sarawak, 35 cases
  • Sri Manjalara in Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, 6 cases
  • Persiaran Layar Perak in Johor Bahru, Johor, 13 cases
  • Taman Pertama in Manjung, Kinta and Perak Tengah in Perak, 10 cases
  • Kopitiam Machap Baru in Alor Gajah and Jasin, Malacca, 20 cases
  • Mutiara Bentong in Bentong and Temerloh, Pahang, 15 cases

The clusters were detected at factories, a restaurant, business premises, a public administration office and service companies.

There were also clusters from community transmissions, of which five were traced to a symptomatic index patient.

The community clusters reported are:

  • Paya Ular in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, 41 cases
  • Sungai Mas in Bintulu, Sarawak, 53 cases
  • Mongkos in Kuching and Tepedu, Sarawak, 23 cases
  • Jalan Dato Onn in Kota Tinggi, Johor, 9 cases
  • Tanah Putih Baru in Kuantan, Pahang, 26 cases
  • Mahkota Height in Kuantan, Pahang, 11 cases

Meanwhile, Taman Medan in Petaling, Selangor (27 cases), Jalan Yaacob Latif in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (six cases), Persiaran Setia Prima in Petaling and Klang (27 cases), and Jalan Kukup in Pontian, Johor (five cases), made up the list of education clusters.

Completing the list of clusters was Seruling 12, which is a cluster of 12 cases in Hulu Selangor, Selangor and Jalan Damai Bakti in Kuala Lumpur, which reported 20 cases.

Both of these clusters were linked to religious activities.

Noor Hisham also said 14 clusters are now inactive. With this, there are now 411 active clusters nationwide.