Covid-19: Daily cases drop below 5,000, Selangor remains highest

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(Picture for representational purposes only). Healthcare workers conducting Covid-19 screening. PIX: MalaysiaGazette Covid-19 daily cases
(Picture for representational purposes only). Healthcare workers conducting Covid-19 screening. PIX: MalaysiaGazette

By Kumara Sabapatty

PUTRAJAYA – After recording over 5,000 daily cases for three days in a row since last Friday, Malaysia recorded 4,214 Covid-19 positive cases today.

4,280 patients have also recovered from the disease, exceeding the number of new positive cases.

Following that, the cumulative Covid-19 cases have increased to 219,173 cases, meanwhile, the country has also recorded 170,329 recoveries.

Director-General of Health Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that from the number of daily cases, nine cases were imported where eight cases involved citizens and one case was recorded from a non-citizen.

He added, there were 4,205 local infections, where 2,645 or 62.9 percent were Malaysian citizens and 1,560 cases or 37.1 percent were non-citizens.

“Selangor remained as the state with the highest number of daily cases with 1,362 cases or 32.3 percent from the total cases in the country. From that amount, 967 cases were detected from the active close contact and clusters screening.

“This is followed by Johor with 1,068 cases (25.3 percent) and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur with 702 cases (16.7 percent),” he said in a statement today.

10 Covid-19 cases were recorded today. With that addition, the cumulative Covid-19 deaths in the country has shifted to 770 cases.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, 48,074 cases are still active with 316 cases being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Meanwhile, 137 cases required respiratory support.

He added, 115 (2.7 percent) of the cases reported involved the clusters in lockup, immigration detention depot and prisons involving the Tembok Taiping Cluster (81 Cases), Tembok Renggam Cluster (25 cases), Tembok Mempaga Cluster (seven cases) and one case each from the Tembok Sungai Udang and Tembok Kemus Cluster. –MalaysiaGazette

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