New daily infections outweigh recoveries

PETALING JAYA: The country recorded more new daily Covid-19 cases compared to recoveries after 1,285 new cases were reported yesterday.

This brings the total active cases in the country to 14,203 cases, with 1,175 people recovered.

The cumulative discharge cases stand at 340,242.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor recorded the highest daily Covid-19 cases yesterday with 374 cases.

Of the 374 cases, he said, 292 cases were detected from the existing clusters and close contact screenings.

Sarawak has the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases with 211 cases, followed by Penang 162 cases.

The total Covid-19 cases recorded in the country to date is 355,753.

Of the 1,285 new cases, 1,268 were locally transmitted while 17 were imported cases.

Out of the total new cases, Dr Noor Hisham said 105 cases came from the prison and the immigration detention depot clusters involving the Jalan Harapan prison cluster (89 cases), Tembok Sri Aman cluster (six cases), Pagar Bukit Chagar cluster (four cases), Tembok Taiping cluster (two cases), Pengkalan Chepa cluster (two cases), Tembok Mempaga cluster (one case), and the Tembok Tapah cluster (one case).

Four new Covid-19 clusters were also recorded with three clusters linked to the workplace while the remaining one was from a community transmission.

One cluster each were recorded in Johor (Parit Raja Industry cluster), Selangor (Jalan Taming cluster), Penang (Perai Tiga Perusahaan cluster) and Pahang (Padang Manggis cluster).

There are currently 348 active clusters.

Presently, 186 patients are in intensive care, with 81 requiring ventilator support.

Four deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 1,308 cases.

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