3,346 new cases with 950 detected in Selangor


PUTRAJAYA: Selangor continued to record the highest number of Covid-19 cases as the country reported a total of 3,346 new infections.

The state registered 950 cases followed by Sabah (431), Kuala Lumpur (390) and Johor (378) yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 805 of the cases in Selangor were detected in various clusters and through the screening of close contacts of cases.

He added that 242 cases nationwide were linked to clusters related to prisons, lock-ups and detention centres, with the Penjara Jalan Harapan cluster (Sungai Buloh Prison in Selangor) reporting 138 new cases.

“In the same 24-hour span, there were 11 reported fatalities, bringing the death toll in the country to 678 cases or a fatality rate of 0.37%.”

All the deceased, aged from 34 to 91, had a history of chronic diseases.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there was some relief with 4,427 patients discharged – the highest so far – bringing total recoveries to 141,446.

“The total number of infections stands at 183,801, with 41,677 active cases in the country, ” he added.

There are 265 people being treated in the intensive care unit with 102 requiring ventilator support.

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