Malaysia recorded 2,348 Covid-19 infection recoveries, the highest ever recorded over a 24-hour period while the daily tally dropped to three digits at 970 cases.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brought the cumulative number of recovery cases to 46,501 or 77.7 percent of the total number of positive cases.
He said the cumulative total of positive cases in the country now stands at 59,817 with 12,971 being active infectivity cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said Negeri Sembilan recorded the highest number of new cases at 318 (32.8 percent), followed by Sabah (293 cases / 30.2 percent) and Selangor (115 cases / 11.9 percent).
“The spike in cases in Negeri Sembilan was greatly influenced by the prison cluster such as the Bakti cluster which recorded 301 cases (94.7 percent).
“The other positive cases were recorded from the Tembok Cluster (12), Matambai Cluster (three), Sandakan Prison Cluster (one), and Remand Prison Cluster (one),” he said at a press conference on the development of Covid-19 today.
Currently, 110 people are being treated at intensive care units, with 47 of them requiring ventilator support.
Four new deaths were recorded, with the deaths being in Sabah, Penang and Labuan.
Meanwhile, five new Covid-19 clusters were detected by the Health Ministry, bringing the total in the country to 339.
He said that only one of the five clusters was from Sabah – the D’bajaru cluster in Lahad Datu while the Batu Tujuh and Tanjung Bunga clusters were found in Johor.
The Gangsa cluster involved the Kuala Langat district, whereas the Kerengge cluster was identified in Marang, Terengganu.
Dr Noor Hisham said 170 of the clusters have since ended, including the Idaman cluster, Bayu cluster, and Bah Kota cluster today.
“At present, the remaining number of active clusters still being monitored by the ministry is 169. Of this number, 40 clusters recorded increased cases,” he said.