No letting up as new Covid-19 cases remain above 3,500

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases remained above the 3,500 mark, with nearly half of the infections recorded in the Klang Valley.

In his daily Covid-19 press update, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country registered another 3,551 Covid-19 cases.

Selangor had 32% of the country’s new cases, after reporting 1,137 more infections.

“Of Selangor’s total, 74.1% (842 cases) have been uncovered from clusters and contact tracing activities, ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

Kuala Lumpur has 477 new cases – the second highest of all states.

Six other states also recorded three-digit figures in their daily caseload.

They were Sarawak with 391, Kelantan with 326, Penang with 305, Johor with 258, Perak with 137 and Kedah with 112.

As of yesterday, Malaysia’s cumulative Covid-19 infections stood at 427,927.

“There were 19 deaths in the country, which were reported in Sarawak (five), Johor (three), Selangor (three), Kelantan (two), Kuala Lumpur (two), Kedah (one), Negri Sembilan (one), Pahang (one) and Terengganu (one), ” said Dr Noor Hisham.

“Of the deaths between the ages of 31 and 92,18 were Malaysians while one was a foreign citizen.”

There are currently 354 patients being treated at the intensive care unit (ICU) of hospitals nationwide. About 199 of them require ventilator support.

Another 2,709 patients were discharged, taking the total recoveries to 392,555 (91.7%).

The ministry has also identified 14 new Covid-19 clusters in the country, taking the number of active ones to 418.

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