2,082 clusters were formed in Malaysia since COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020


PUTRAJAYA MAY 25: COVID-19 infection in Malaysia is on an increasing trend with 7,478 new cases recorded today bringing the cumulative total to 533,367 with 66,208 active cases and 63 deaths adding the death toll to 2,432 or 0.46 percent.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases, 756 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 377 needed respiratory aids.

Dr.Noor Hisham added, the 63 deaths were in the age range of 20 until 85 and they were 24 cases from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (9), 8 cases each from Johor and Kedah, Perak (5) Melaka (3) and two each in Sarawak and Negeri Sembilan and one each in Sabah and Pahang. From the total deaths, 57 were Malaysians and 6 foreigners.

He added, 4,665were discharged with the cumulative total of 464,727 or 87.1 percent and from the new cases five were imported involving Malaysians while 6,913(92.5%) involving local transmissions affecting Malaysians and 560 (7.5%) non-citizens.

“Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 2,082 clusters were formed with 1,489 clusters had ended, 593 active and 22 new clusters recorded today,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

The 22 new clusters recorded today include 13 at the work places with Selangor (3), Sarawak (1), Johor (4) Pulau Pinang (3), Perak (1) and Pahang (1). The six community clusters are one in Sarawak, Kelantan (2), Sabah (2), and Pahang (1) while the religion clusters are involving Selangor (1), Johor (1) and Pahang (1).

States contributing to the new COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 2,455 cases; Kuala Lumpur (760); Sarawak (640); Johor (587); Kelantan (547); Kedah (542); Pulau Pinang (420); Negeri Sembilan (370); Perak (264); Melaka (230); Sabah (229); Terengganu (177); Pahang (171); Labuan (49); Putrajaya (29) and Perlis (8). –Malaysia World News


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