New clusters causing the surge in COVID-19 cases

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PUTRAJAYA DEC.12: The huge numbers of new COVID-19 infections from three existing clusters have partly contributed to 1,937 cases for today’s daily record adding to the cumulative total to 82,246 with 13,751 active cases have been isolated and under treatment in the hospitals nationwide.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the Jalan Harapan Prison cluster had 565 cases, Rumah Merah,112 and the Berangan Contruction Site 69 cases while three new clusters had also contributed to the surge in the COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the three new clusters include the Bukit Gemok in Tawau district, Sabah that affects the work place involving 10 cases that have been detected with positive COVID-19 after 71 individuals have been screened until 12th Dec.2020.

“The Cendana Construction Site cluster in the districts of Lembah Pantai, Titiwangsa and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur had infected 11 individuals with positive COVID-19 after 175 individuals were screened until 12th Dec.2020,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Meanwhile the Dang Mutiara cluster in the district of Gombak in Selangor and in the districts of Dungun and Kemaman in Terengganu had infected 10 individuals from 102 who had been screened until 12th Dec.2020.

However, 911 patients had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 68,084 or 82.8% from the grand total of cases while 121 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units with 66 cases needed respiratory aids.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, nine death cases were reported bringing the death toll to 411 or 0.50% from the cumulative total of cases.

On another development, Selangor is still recording the highest number of infections involving 823 cases (42.5%) and 714 cases (86.8%) are from existing clusters and screening close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases that are actively taking place on the grounds.

Sabah follows with 429 cases (22.1%) and Kuala Lumpur with 238 cases (12.3%) from the total of daily cases today.

The states with new COVID-19 infections include, Selangor with 823 cases, Sabah (429), Kuala Lumpur (238), Negeri Sembilan (49), Kedah (16), Penang (102), Johor (105), Perak (62), Labuan (11), Sarawak (1), Pahang (79), Kelantan (1), Melaka (15), and Terengganu (6). –Malaysia World News


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