Health Ministry: New high of 1,577 daily cases recorded in Selangor


Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. -filepic

PETALING JAYA: Selangor reached a new high in the number of Covid-19 cases, with 1,577 reported in the state on Thursday (Jan 28).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said about 80% of the new cases emerged from existing clusters and through close contact screening on the field.

The cases in Selangor are among the 4,094 new cases reported on Thursday.

Johor, which recorded 717 new cases, was the second state with the highest number of new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur, which recorded 678 cases.

Dr Noor Hisham said the 10 deaths reported Thursday included a 22-year-old man from Kuala Lumpur with no known medical conditions who died at Hospital Tuanku Muhriz in Cheras.

Another man from Kuala Lumpur also died from the disease.

The patient, who died at Sungai Buloh Hospital, was aged 67 and had a history of high blood pressure as well as heart and kidney problems.

"Other fatalities include three each in Selangor and Sabah and one each in Kedah and Sarawak," he said, adding that only one of the fatalities was a foreign man who died in Selangor.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced the end of three clusters and the emergence of nine new clusters.

Out of the nine new clusters, five are linked to workplaces in Johor, Pahang and Labuan, three are community clusters in Selangor, Sarawak and Pahang while one involves a high-risk group in Melaka.

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