PETALING JAYA: Selangor recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 infections with 415 cases from the country’s total of 1,510.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 326 of the cases were detected from the existing clusters and close contact screenings.
“Sarawak had 296 new cases while 171 were recorded in Kelantan. With 1,510 new cases, the total number of Covid-19 infections in the country is 359,117.
“Of the new cases, 1,505 cases were locally transmitted while five were imported cases.
“A total of 1,248 people have recovered, bringing the cumulative discharge cases to 342,737, ” he said yesterday.
Dr Noor Hisham said the total number of active cases in the country stood at 15,059 cases.
“In the new daily cases, 34 cases were detected from the prison and the immigration detention depot clusters involving the Jalan Harapan prison cluster (13 cases), Tembok Tapah cluster (11 cases), Semuja immigration depot cluster (six cases), Tembok Mempaga cluster (three cases), and Pengkalan Chepa cluster (one case), ” he said.
He added that nine new clusters were also recorded with six of them linked to the workplace while the remaining three were from the community.
“Johor recorded two new clusters – the Jalan Kempas Satu cluster and the Jalan Padu Industri cluster.
“Selangor also recorded two new clusters – the Industri Jalan Kebun cluster and the Kampung Kelanang cluster, ” he said, adding that Sarawak also detected two new clusters, which are the Pujut Satu and Jalan Kapitan cluster.
He said Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur and Terengganu each recorded one new cluster known as the Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian cluster, Jalan Tun Ismail cluster and the Kampung Tanjung respectively.
Presently, there are 343 active clusters.