Malaysia records its highest 1,884 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic started early 2020

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PUTRAJAYA NOV 23: Malaysia today records 1,884 new COVID-19 cases being the highest since the pandemic started in early 2020 and have contributed to the cumulative total of 56,659.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr.Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the highest COVID-19 cases were from Selangor (1,203) including the Klang Valley with the surge in Teratai cluster and at the work place where 1,067 workers (76.2%) had been detected with the corona virus.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, until 23rd Nov. 2,524 positive COVID-19 had been detected fromTeratai cluster out of which 2,360 were non-citizens aged two (2) to 68 years.

“Majority of them are workers from the factory areas in Meru, Klang. About 13,000 workers from 28 different factories are involved,” he said in his daily press conference here today.

He said, the Klang District Health Office will cooperate with the management of the factories to screen test all the workers involved.

Referring to the surge in COVID-19 cases, Dr.Noor Hisham said, today there are four new clusters adding to 168 active clusters that are still being monitored by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

He added, the clusters are the Bintang involving a construction site in Klang Valley district in Kuala Lumpur . Until 23rd Nov. 94 workers have been detected with positive COVID-19 affecting only one Malaysian citizen and the rest are foreigners.

The second cluster is Indas Mas that occurred in Titiwangsa district, Kepong in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling district in Selangor. Until 23rd Nov., 10 COVID-19 cases had been detected from the cluster.

Teja Kasih was a cluster from Kapar and Kinta in Perak where 41 cases were detected while Kobena was from the district of Johor Baharu in Johor. Until 23rd Nov. 13 positive COVID-19 had been detected.

The states that have recorded COVID-19 cases today include Selangor (1,203), Sabah (289), Kuala Lumpur (196), Negeri Sembilan (41), Kedah (36), Penang (12), Perak (81), Johor (15), Putrajaya (1) and Perlis (1).

Meanwhile 13,842 active cases are being treated in the hospitals nationwide. From the new cases, 115 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 48 needed respiratory aids. Two death cases were recorded bringing the death toll to 337 or 0.6% from the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases.

Dr. Noor Hisham also highlighted that 883 had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 42,480 or 75% from the total cases. –Malaysia World News

 


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