Covid-19: 32 new clusters, 21 linked to workplaces

PETALING JAYA: Thirty-two new Covid-19 clusters have been reported, bringing the number of active clusters to 946 on Thursday (July 22), says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Dr Noor Hisham said 134 deaths were recorded on Thursday, comprising 119 Malaysians and 15 foreigners.

"Furthermore, 21 of the new clusters were workplace clusters while seven were community clusters, two were education institute clusters while the remaining two were high-risk group clusters.

"Cumulatively, 7,574 deaths have been recorded, while the number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 142,051," he said in a statement on Thursday.

He said of the 13,034 cases recorded, 13 cases were category five (critical and in need of respiratory aid), 72 cases were category four (pneumonia and in need of oxygen), 124 category three cases (pneumonia), 5,646 category two cases (mild symptoms) and 7,179 category one cases (asymptomatic).

"Of the 134 deaths recorded today, 39 were in Selangor, followed by Kuala Lumpur(32), Negri Sembilan (18), Johor (15), Perak (seven), Melaka (seven), Pahang (five), Kedah (four), Penang (two), Terengganu (two), Labuan (two) and one case in Sabah," he said.

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