New infections down to 1,070

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s Covid-19 case figures returned to a declining trend when the number of new infections dropped to 1,070.

The previous two days saw the daily figures at 1,638 on Saturday and 1,349 on Sunday.

In his daily Covid-19 statement, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor topped the list of states, recording 327 new cases or 30.6% of Malaysia’s total.

“Out of Selangor’s cases, 24 cases are from infection clusters identified in the state.

“Another 224 cases were uncovered from close contacts of Covid-19 positive cases.

“At least 77 cases are sporadic and detected from other Covid-19 screening activities, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Sarawak is second with 225 cases, followed by Penang with 133 cases.

Seven more people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the country, taking Malaysia’s death toll up to 1,295.

The death cases involved Malaysians aged between 46 and 86.

“Four of the country’s death cases were reported in Selangor. Two others were in Sabah and one in Johor.

All of the deceased had a history of comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes or dyslipidemia.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 death rate is at 0.37% of all cases.

There are now 180 patients under intensive care treatment in the country, with 89 of them on ventilator support.

Meanwhile, the number of recovery cases are outnumbering the number of new cases as 1,294 patients were discharged yesterday.

This means the number of active cases has gone down – with 14,278 patients currently receiving treatment at hospitals and quarantine centres.

The total number of Covid-19 recoveries is 336,456, which is 95.6% of all cases.

The number of workplace clusters continues to rise, with five out of six new clusters reported yesterday stemming from workplaces.

Out of the five new workplace clusters, two were in Selangor, named the Lorong Dua and Taman Komersial clusters, said Dr Noor Hisham.

Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya recorded one workplace cluster, the Jalan Inovasi cluster, while Melaka’s workplace cluster is called the Jalan Mata Kuching cluster.

Negri Sembilan also recorded a new workplace cluster, the Persiaran Utama cluster.

Meanwhile, the Bukit Sera cluster in Kedah was the sole community cluster reported yesterday.

There are currently 355 active clusters in the country, out of the overall 1,411 clusters that have cropped up since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last year.

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