New daily Covid-19 cases remain below 5,000 for two consecutive days

KUALA LUMPUR: New daily Covid-19 cases in the country have remained below 5,000 for two consecutive days.

Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, via a Twitter post, said that a total of 4,743 cases were recorded today, an increase of 232 cases compared with 4,611 reported yesterday.

The latest development brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 705,762.

Dr Noor Hisham said that Selangor still recorded the highest number of daily cases at 1,566, followed by Kuala Lumpur (635), Negeri Sembilan (585), Sarawak (507), and Johor (293).

Meanwhile, Penang recorded 195 cases, Sabah (193), Melaka (167), Kelantan (165), Kedah (142), Pahang (131), Labuan (104), Perak (68), Terengganu (37), Putrajaya (seven) and Perlis (two).

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said in a statement that there were 5,557 recoveries in the past 24 hours, while the current number of active cases stood at 62,027.

He also said that 875 patients are being treated in the intensive care units (ICU), with 445 of them requiring respiratory assistance.

A total of 77 fatalities were recorded today, with 32 in Selangor; Negeri Sembilan (12); Johor (eight); Sarawak (seven); Kuala Lumpur (five); Melaka (four); Sabah and Labuan (three each); and Pahang, Perlis and Terengganu (one each).

He also said that 21 new clusters were detected, 13 of them were workplace clusters, five community clusters, one institute of higher education cluster, namely Dah Perdana Tinggi in Kedah, one detention centre cluster (Tembok Ulu Teris, Selangor) and one high-risk group cluster (Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, Melaka).

Six of the workplace clusters were detected in Selangor, namely in Jalan Persiaran Enam, Industri SS Lapan Sungai Way, Laluan Klang construction site, Jalan Permata 22, Industri Kampung Bukit Angkat and Jalan Kebun Baru, while four were identified in Kuala Lumpur, namely in Taman Pusat Kepong, Jalan Kepong Usaha, Jalan Tasik Selatan and Jalan Sri Hartamas.

The three remaining workplace clusters were in Industri Jalan Teknologi Lima and Industri Jalan Senawang Empat in Negeri Sembilan as well as in Jalan Maju Lima in Johor.

The community clusters were in Kampung Bukit Tanah, Kampung Kubang Hakim and Kampung Pulau Tukang Dollah in Kelantan as well as in Lunyim and Sungai Long Seripa in Sarawak. – Bernama