Covid-19: All 2,461 cases on Saturday (Feb 20) are local transmissions, says Health DG


PETALING JAYA: All 2,461 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Malaysia on Saturday (Feb 20) are local transmissions, reports the Health Ministry.

Read more here: Covid-19: 2,461 new cases, eight more deaths bring total fatalities to 1,051

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 1,589 of the infections were among Malaysians, while the rest involved non-citizens.

No imported cases were reported.

In a statement, Dr Noor Hisham said recoveries continued to outpace new infections, with 4,782 more people being discharged.

"Total recoveries now stand at 244,753," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said 298 of the new cases came from clusters at prisons and immigration detention centres.

Meanwhile, active cases have also gone down to 34,468 in the latest daily statistics in Malaysia.

On Friday (Feb 19), there were 36,797 active cases.

The deceased were all Malaysian citizens aged between 46 and 81, all with co-morbidities.

"Out of the eight, four died in Sarawak while one each was recorded in Selangor, Sabah, Perak and Kelantan," he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were also 10 new clusters, and they were all linked to the workplace.

Four of the clusters were found in Johor, while two each were found in Selangor and Perak.

Sabah and Negri Sembilan also had one new cluster each.

Selangor continues to be the state with the highest number of cases, recording 1,001 new cases, followed by Kelantan which recorded 257 new cases and Johor, which had 233 new cases.

Labuan was the only territory to not have any new cases on Saturday, but has already dealt with 2,233 cases.

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