Covid-19 cases in Malaysia cross 200k mark with 5,725 new cases reported


PETALING JAYA: The total number of Covid-19 cases in the country reached 203,933 after a record high of 5,725 cases were reported on Friday (Jan 29).

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said the country had reported 16 new fatalities, bringing the death toll to 733.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Malaysia) https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/23/covid-19-current-situation-in-malaysia-updated-daily

A total of 12 new clusters has been detected in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak on Friday, said Dr Noor Hisham, adding that 10 of these were connected to the workplace.

"In Selangor, we identified the Persiaran Subang and the Industri Indah clusters while in Kuala Lumpur, the Jalan Klang Construction Site and Jalan Vista Construction Site clusters were identified.

"In Johor, the Jalan Kota Burok, Jalan By Pass, Jalan Bistari Dua, Jalan Empayar and Jalan Rusa Scientex clusters are the latest to be identified while in Sabah, the Jalan Sepanggar cluster was detected," he said, adding that all these clusters were connected to the workplace.

He said the other two clusters detected - the Tinanom cluster in Sabah and the Tabong cluster in Sarawak - were community clusters.

INTERACTIVE: Latest figures (Worldwide) https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/01/26/the-rapid-global-spread-of-the-novel-coronavirus---total-cases-so-far

"Nine clusters ended today including the Alor, Nahaba, Integra Ikon, Bukit Naga, Metropolis Construction Site, Jalan Gadang Construction Site, Kasih Construction Site, Sinar View Construction Site and Residen Construction Site clusters.

"There are 375 active clusters with 89 of them reporting new cases," Dr Noor Hisham said.

He added that the clusters with the most number of cases were the Tanjung Suri cluster (385 cases), Jalan Harapan Prison Cluster (224 cases) and Jalan Sungai Jelok Prison cluster (116 cases).

Active cases in the country now stand at 45,478 while 3,423 patients recovered, bringing Malaysia's total number of recoveries to 157,722.

There are 301 patients currently being treated at intensive care units, with 115 requiring intubation.

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