Current active cases at 50,894 after 3,847 new ones detected

PETALING JAYA: There are now 50,894 active Covid-19 cases after another 3,847 new cases were recorded, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The new cases bring the total number of cases in the country to 238,721 since the outbreak started.

The Health director-general said Selangor still held on to the top spot with 1,481 or 38.5% of the total new cases reported.

He said 1,117 out of the new cases in Selangor originated from clusters and screening of close contacts.

Johor was second with 585 new cases or 15.2%, followed by Kuala Lumpur with 402 cases.

Of the new cases, Dr Noor Hisham said 133 of them were from clusters in lockups, Immigration detention depots and prisons.

The clusters were Tembok Renggam (34), Tembok Sungai Udang (33), Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (22), Penjara Jalan Harapan (16), Tembok Taiping (16), Tembok Gajah (eight), Tembok Mempaga (three) and Seberang Perai (one).

He said there were 12 new clusters with 11 linked to workplace transmission and one involved high-risk groups.

Selangor recorded five new clusters – Gudang Salak Tinggi, Industri Kampung Baru, Lingkaran Cyber, Jalan Banting-Klang and Jalan Kuala Selangor.

In Johor, three clusters were detected – Jalan Bayu Satu, Jalan Istimewa Tujuh and Jalan Tun Mutalib.In Terengganu, the two clusters were Gong Nering and Jalan Kubur Darau.

In Kuala Lumpur and Sabah, one each was detected and known as Jalan Sungai Besi construction site cluster and Jalan Chester cluster.

Yesterday also saw 12 new deaths comprising three each in Sabah and Johor; two each Kuala Lumpur and Melaka; and one each in Selangor and Kelantan, Dr Noor Hisham said.

He said four deaths involved foreigners and the rest locals.

The country’s death toll now stands at 857.

He said 1,692 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall recoveries to 186,970.

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