3,545 new Covid cases, Negeri Sembilan records highest daily cases

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,545 new Covid-19 positive cases were reported today with Negeri Sembilan recording the highest with 1,392 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said following the Bahau case, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 291,774 while 12 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

He said a total of 3,544 of the total new cases were domestic infections involving 1,544 Malaysians and 2,000 foreigners while only one import case was reported involving a non-citizen.

There were 3,331 recoveries today while the total number of active cases is at 30,677, he said in a statement on the development of Covid-19.

Dr Noor Hisham said, Selangor recorded the second highest daily cases with 581 cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (381), Sarawak (353), Johor (318), Perak (188), Sabah (105), Penang (95), Melaka (26), Terengganu (22), Kedah (17), Pahang (eight), Labuan (five) and Putrajaya with one case.

He said of the 12 deaths reported today, 11 fatalities involved locals and one non-citizen between the ages of 52 to 98 with seven cases recorded in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor (two) and one case each in Sabah, Terengganu and Penang.

Dr Noor Hisham said 29 cluster-related cases were reported in prisons and immigration detention depots involving Tembok Sungai Udang cluster (14 cases), Tembok Pengkalan Chepa cluster (12 cases), Telok Mas cluster (two cases) and Tembok Taiping cluster, one case.

He added, as many as eight more new clusters were identified today, with seven of them related to the workplace while one cluster involved the community in Sinsingon, Sabah.

The workplace clusters identified are Lukut Industrial cluster, Jalan Ulu Choh and Jalan Dato Yunus, Johor; Lorong Bakau and Vista Hilir (Penang); Jalan Enam (Selangor) and Pasar Bidor in Perak.

Dr Noor Hisham said a total of 78 clusters recorded additional cases today including the Sungai Gadut Industrial cluster (1,338 cases), the Jalan Segambut Construction Site cluster (174 cases), and the Jalan Pelabuhan cluster (164 cases).

The additional new clusters today, bring the current number of active clusters to 509, while 594 clusters had closed after eight more clusters were reported to have ended today, he said. – Bernama