Slight downward trend continues, Selangor still has most cases


PETALING JAYA: The country recorded 5,304 new Covid-19 cases, with Selangor registering the highest number, says the Health Ministry.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor recorded 1,973 cases yesterday.

This was followed by Sarawak (544 cases), Kuala Lumpur (462), Johor (363), Sabah (335), Negri Sembilan (331) and Penang (256).

“Of the 5,304 new cases, 5,299 were locally transmitted while five were imported cases,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said the country recorded 15 new clusters comprising 11 workplace clusters, three community clusters and one education cluster.

Selangor and Johor each recorded three workplace clusters.

In Sabah, two workplace clusters and one community cluster were recorded while in Sarawak there were two community clusters.

Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Kelantan each recorded one workplace cluster. The education cluster was recorded in Kedah.

As of yesterday, the total number of active clusters in the country stood at 766, while 1,711 clusters had ended.

A total of 2,477 clusters have been recorded in the country to date.

Dr Noor Hisham also said that 8,163 Covid-19 patients had been discharged, bringing the cumulative number of discharges to 580,276.

Active Covid-19 infections in the country now stand at 73,324 cases. Currently, 917 patients are in intensive care, with 452 requiring ventilator support.

Meanwhile, 64 deaths were recorded, bringing the death toll to 3,908.

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