Workplace infections top list

PETALING JAYA: Workplace infections topped the list of new Covid-19 clusters detected in the country over the last 24 hours.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that out of the nine new clusters, five are from workplaces and four from the community level.

The new workplace clusters are Inanam Taipan in Sabah, Jalan Kastam Baru (Sabah), Jalan Hong Kong (Johor), Tapak Bina Bulatan Pandan (KL) and Jalan Putra Square (Pahang).

Clusters from the community level are Jalan Gridbid (Sarawak), Kampung Baru Hilir (Sarawak), Jalan Tanjung Kirudong (Sarawak) and Gong Kulim (Kelantan).

He also noted that 66 clusters recorded new cases yesterday, the highest being the new Kampung Baru Hilir cluster with 29 cases and the Persiaran Cassia Selatan cluster with 25 cases.

“Ten clusters also ended, while active clusters in the country stands at 392, ” he added.

The clusters that have ended are Jalan Gemilang Satu, Jalan Scientex Jaya, Kampung Pulau Raja, Jalan Putra Silang, Tapak Bina Persiaran Puteri, Casa Permai, Renggam, Seruling, Jalan Mega Teknologi and Tapak Bina Persiaran Mutiara.

Dr Noor Hisham said 1,199 cases were recorded yesterday, bringing the cumulative total to 340,642.

There were also 1,257 recoveries, which means 325,182 have recovered from the virus nationwide.

There are still 167 patients in intensive care units, with 72 requiring ventilation support.

“Out of the 1,199 new Covid-19 cases, five were imported cases. From the 1,194 local cases, 80.3% (959 cases) involved Malaysians while the rest were foreigners.

“In the same 24-hour period, two fatalities were recorded, bringing the death toll to 1,251.

“There are still 14,209 active cases nationwide, ” he said.

He added that the two deaths were both men, aged 52 and 60, from Sabah and Penang.

The victim from Sabah had a history of chronic liver disease while the one from Penang, who was a foreigner, had comorbidities.

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