After five days of four-digit figures, the number of new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia is back to three digits with 851 cases reported today.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said of the total number of new cases, four were imported cases while 847 were locally transmitted, bringing the total number of active cases with infectivity to 10,686 cases.
“To date the total number of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia stands at 68,020,” he told a press conference on Covid-19 development today.
The Klang Valley recorded 334 cases or 39.2 percent of today’s total, while Selangor reported 249 cases or 74.6 percent. This is followed by Sabah with 229 cases or 26.9 percent, while Johor recorded 102 cases or 12 percent.
This is believed to be the first time Johor has reported new cases in the triple digits.
The states of Sarawak, Terengganu and Perlis, as well as the territories of Putrajaya and Labuan, did not report new cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said there were 658 recoveries today, taking the tally to 56,969 recovered cases (83.8 percent) so far.
A total of 122 Covid-19 positive patients are being treated at intensive care units at hospitals, with 47 requiring breathing assistance.
“Two more Covid-19 deaths are recorded today, all in Sabah, bringing the tally of deaths nationwide to 365,” he added.
The Health Ministry said there are 183 active clusters, of which 44 had new cases added today.
The three clusters with the most number of new cases are:
Batu Tujuh cluster (51 new cases), involving the Johor Bahru and Batu Pahat districts.
Beringin cluster (36), involving several districts across Penang.
Kaya cluster (33), which originated from a MASKargo staff at KLIA.
The ministry also reported five new clusters. The largest new cluster is the Baloi cluster, which has 30 cases so far. This cluster involved the Johor Bahru and Pontian districts in Johor.