Perak has 148 new cases after Sunday spike


PUTRAJAYA: Perak recorded 148 new Covid-19 infections after a surge of over 1,000 cases on Sunday.

Of yesterday’s new cases, 102 were from previously identified clusters while the rest were detected through contact tracing and other Covid-19 screening.

On Sunday, the state recorded 1,215 new cases with the Jalan Changkat Jong cluster in Teluk Intan contributing 1,046 of them.

The cluster involved a factory which has been closed since last Tuesday with the enhanced movement control order imposed in the dormitory and factory site.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 2,192 new infections were recorded in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 285,761.

Selangor saw 910 new infections while Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak saw 303 and 221 new cases respectively.

He said that recoveries outpaced the number of new cases, with 3,414 patients having been discharged and a total of 252,623 people having recovered from the disease.

“The number of people with active Covid-19 infections in Malaysia now stands at 32,076.

“Currently, 199 patients are in intensive care, with 91 requiring ventilator support, ” he said in a statement.

Dr Noor Hisham added that six more deaths were recorded, including that of a 17-year-old non-Malaysian male, bringing the total fatalities to 1,062.

“The teenager’s body was brought to Hospital Sultan Ismail in Johor Baru and he was found not to have any underlying medical issues.

“Another fatality was a 25-year-old Malaysian male in Pahang who suffered from mediastinal tumour while other fatalities involved Malaysians aged 50 and above and who suffered from comorbidities such as diabetes and high blood pressure, ” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also noted that eight new clusters were detected, seven of which were linked to workplace infections.

He said one cluster was attributed to community transmission and was linked to a funeral that was held at a village in Samarahan, Sarawak.

“Sixty people have been found positive of Covid-19 from this cluster, ” he said.

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