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COVID-19: Total cases cross 150,000 mark with 3,211 new cases

— The overall total COVID-19 cases in Malaysia today surpassed 150,000 with new cases in the past 24 hours reaching 3,211.

Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the increase in daily cases took the cumulative total for COVID-19 to 151,066 infections while active cases with infectivity now stand at 35,253.

“From the overall new cases recorded today, five were import cases, while the balance were local transmissions,” he said in statement on the development of COVID-19 today.

He said Selangor continued to report the highest daily infections with 8890 cases followed by Johor (535 cases) and Sabah with 514 cases.

Apart from that, there were eight deaths reported today, taking the cumulative fatalities in the country to 586 cases.

The death cases involved two victims in Sabah, four in Selangor and one each in Kedah and Johor, with all victims aged between 62 to 79.

Meanwhile, the Bukit Pasir Cluster saw the highest increase with 171 cases, followed by Damai Construction Site Cluster (130 cases), and Beringin Cluster (112 cases).

Dr Noor Hisham also announced another 12 new clusters today with seven in the workplace, namely the Jalan Telok Gong Cluster, Lingkaran Lintang Cluster, Persiaran Selatan Cluster, Jalan Kluang Cluster, Ladang Matamba Cluster, Damai Construction Site Cluster and Restoran Putra Cluster.

Other clusters included Kampung Perani Cluster, Ladang Baturong Cluster, Pondok Hidayah Cluster, Kota Road Cluster and the Tembok Kemus Cluster.

The Jalan Telok Gong Cluster in Klang, Selangor has 108 cases detected COVID-19 positive; the Lingkaran Lintang Cluster also in Klang, Selangor (25 cases) and the Persiaran Selatan Cluster in Johor Bahru, Johor with 61 cases.

The Jalan Kluang Cluster involving Batu Pahat, Johor has 18 COVID-19 positive cases, the Ladang Matamba Cluster in Lahad Datu, Sabah (20 cases); Damai Construction Site Cluster in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur (130 cases) and Restoran Putra Cluster located in Precinct 9, Putrajaya recorded 19 cases.

The Kampung Perani Cluster was detected in Kota Tinggi, Johor with 18 cases; Ladang Baturong Cluster in Kunak, Sabah (54 cases); Pondok Hidayah Cluster in Machang, Kelantan (15 cases); Kota Road Cluster in Kinta, Larut, Matang and Selama, Perak (18 cases) while Tembok Kemus Cluster has 22 cases.

To date, there is a total of 635 clusters while 351 clusters have closed including four which ended today and they are Bah Medan Cluster, Jalan Dalam Cluster, Nibong Cluster,and Dermaga Cluster.

Therefore the number of active clusters being monitored stands at 284 clusters and from the total, 85 reported additional cases today.

In this regard, there were 1,939 cases of COVID-19 recovery taking the cumulative recoveries from the virus to 115,227 or 76.3 per cent of the overall cases.

He said there were 204 patients being treated at intensive care units (ICU) with 87 of them on ventilators.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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