IPOH: At least 19 Covid-19 clusters are active in Perak, says Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad.
These clusters had still recorded cases over the past 14 days, he added.
“Since the pandemic hit our country, a total of 43 clusters have been detected in the state with 19 remaining active.
“Until Feb 14, Perak has recorded at least 7,393 cases with 36 deaths," he said in a statement after attending a meeting with the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee here on Monday (Feb 15).
The meeting was also attended by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan, Public Service Dept director Tan Sri Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman and Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Saarani said that during the third wave of Covid-19 affecting the country since September, Perak recorded a total of 7,124 cases or 96.4% of the state's collective cases.
“During the same period, 30 deaths were recorded.
“Currently, there are five sub-districts classified as red zones namely Taiping, Sitiawan, Bota, Ipoh and Gerik. These sub-districts have recorded more than 41 cases, ” he said.
Saarani said three sub-districts are now orange zones namely Senggang, Chemor and Hulu Bernam Timur.
“Meanwhile, we have 42 sub-districts classified as yellow zones and the remaining 29 sub-districts are green zones, ” he said.
Saarani said there are currently four quarantine centres, one Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centre, as well as three International Entry Points in the state.
“There are 11 Covid-19 assessment centres in the state which are now monitoring 143 patients who are under quarantine at home.
“The centres have cumulatively monitored a total of 956 patients, ” he said.
Saarani added that the state has received a total of RM32mil from the Disaster Trust Fund account and Perak State Social Assistance to help fight the ongoing pandemic.
“The donation is being used to bear the cost of quarantine centres including providing food and supplying medical appliances.
“We also allocated about RM1.6mil to purchase food to be delivered to areas under the enhanced movement control order, ” he said.