PUTRAJAYA: The daily Covid-19 cases reported in the country breached the 4,000 mark for the second time in less than a week, with 4,008 cases recorded.
The highest, 4,029 cases, was reported last Saturday.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said: “The country now has 169,379 infections since the pandemic started.”
Eleven more people also died, bringing Malaysia’s death toll to 630.
The number of active Covid-19 cases continues to soar, with more than 40,000 people currently receiving treatment at hospitals and quarantine centres nationwide.
A total of 246 patients are in intensive care, with 96 on ventilator support.
There were 2,374 Covid-19 patients discharged yesterday, bringing the number of recoveries nationwide to 127,662.
Four states with the highest new Covid-19 cases are Selangor (1,391 cases), Kuala Lumpur (513), Johor (470) and Sabah (406).
Dr Noor Hisham said the Health Ministry had also classified 16 new clusters.
Eleven of them are linked to workplaces while five are categorised as community clusters.
One of the new clusters is linked to a funeral at a village in Beaufort, Sabah.
Named the “Kampung Balibata cluster”, its index case is a 47-year-old individual who had travelled to Sabah from Selangor.
The individual tested positive for Covid-19 on Jan 12.
A total of 35 individuals have been screened under this cluster and all of them tested positive.
Dr Noor Hisham said there were 318 active clusters nationwide to date.
Separately, he said a government doctor who died while on duty was not due to Covid-19 but other illness.
He said Dr Ali Noor Hassan died on Monday night.
“He was an MOH medical officer who was very much liked by his colleagues, patients and the community.
“It should be noted that the Covid-19 test done on the late Dr Ali Noor was negative.
“He had been admitted to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital since early December last year due to other illness and had undergone several treatment sessions, ” Dr Noor Hisham said in a Facebook post.
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