209 imported cases among close to 3,000 new infections reported

KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 cases are on the uptrend this week with nearly 3,000 infections, including 209 imported cases, reported on Thursday.

The 2,796 cases reported by the Health Ministry were the highest so far this month.

Overall, a total of 13,052 new daily Covid-19 cases were reported for the six-day period compiled by Bernama from June 18 to June 23 compared to 11,647 cases for the same period from June 11 to June 16.

Thursday’s new cases brought the total Covid-19 active cases, with probable infection, to 27,318 while total cumulative cases now stood at 4,549,847.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin on Thursday said that a new wave of Covid-19 infections in the country was expected to occur earlier than predicted based on a rise in daily local cases and in Singapore.

In comparison, Singapore reported 7,109 cases on June 21, followed by 5,862 cases on June 22 and 6,606 cases on June 23.

Meanwhile, Selangor continued to have the highest new daily infections with 930 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (843), Penang (203), Negri Sembilan (156), Sabah (137), Perak (123) and Melaka (109).

Other states reported two-digit new daily cases, including Sarawak (70), Johor (52), Kedah (49), Putrajaya (48), Pahang (30) and Kelantan (29).

States with single-digit cases were Terengganu (eight), Perlis (six) and Labuan (three).

The Health Ministry reported two new education clusters in Selangor.

The Jalan Beringin 2 cluster (Hulu Selangor) was reported as of June 23 with 57 cases while 51 cases were detected in the 5km Jalan Banting Dengkil cluster (Kuala Langat, Klang, Gombak) as of June 22.

This brings the total clusters detected during the month of June to date to four clusters. All were education clusters.

As of June 23, six clusters are still active.

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