Covid-19: Four out of 24 new clusters detected involve detention centres, says Health DG

PUTRAJAYA, 21 Dis -- Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah bercakap pada sidang media harian berkaitan jangkitan COVID-19 di Kementerian Kesihatan hari ini. Sebanyak 2,018 kes baharu positif COVID-19 dilaporkan setakat tengah hari tadi sekaligus menjadikan jumlah kumulatif kes yang positif di negara ini sebanyak 95,327 kes manakala yang telah pulih sebanyak 1,084 kes dan satu kes kematian akibat jangkitan itu direkodkan hari ini dengan jumlah kumulatif kematian sebanyak 438 kes. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

PETALING JAYA: A total of 24 new Covid-19 clusters were identified on Saturday (June 19), including four involving detention centres in Malaysia.

The four detention centres were located in Negri Sembilan, Labuan, Johor and Kelantan respectively.

“Twelve of the new clusters were involving workplaces, while seven were community clusters,” said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) in a statement on Saturday (June 19).

Another cluster was involving a high-risk group in Kedah.

With the 24 new clusters, this brings the total number of active Covid-19 clusters in the country to 824.

Dr Noor Hisham said 72 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded in the past 24 hours, with 64 being Malaysians and eight foreigners.

Selangor topped the list with the most deaths with 23 fatalities, followed by 15 from Kuala Lumpur.

“Seven were from Negri Sembilan, six were from Pahang, while Johor and Sarawak each recorded five deaths,” he said.

Another three deaths were from Labuan, Kelantan and Penang each recorded two deaths, while Sabah, Perak, Melaka and Kedah each had one death.

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