21,668 new COVID-19 cases, 30 new clusters at work places, 2,720 had two dose vaccinations – DG Dr. Noor Hisham

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PUTRAJAYA AUG.12: Malaysia’s daily new COVID-19 cases have reached 21,668 today bringing the cumulative total to 1,342,215 with 237,021 active cases nationwide.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 318 death cases reported today has brought the death toll to 11,691 or 0.87 per cent involving 256 citizens and 62 non-citizens with 93 cases brought in dead (BID) including 57 citizens and 36 foreigners.

“From the new COVID-19 cases, 58 were imported involving 20 Malaysians and 38 non-citizens while the locally infected were 18,332 or 84.8 per cent Malaysians and 3,278 foreigners or 15.2 per cent,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, from the 21,668 daily cases today, 440 or 2.1 per cent were from categories 3, 4 and 5. While another 21,228 cases or 97.9 per cent were from categories 1 and 2. This is based on the current clinical condition of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases.

He said, some of the cases remained in the same category throughout the period of infection and however some has changed the health status of the cases either improving to a lower category or declining to a higher category.

“Only 2,720 cases or 12.6 per cent of the total cases reported today had completed their two dose vaccination i.e those who had completed two weeks after the second dose of vaccination,” he added.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham, from the 318 death cases today 118were in Selangor, Johor (52), Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (45), Sabah (28), Kedah (19), 10 cases each in Pulau Pinang and Melaka, Perak (9), Pahang (8) Negeri Sembilan (7), and four cases each in Sarawak, Kelantan and Terengganu.

However, 17,687 cases had been cured adding to the cumulative total to 1,093,503 or 81.5 per cent.

Meanwhile based on the latest data on 11th August 2021, the value of RT or infectivity rate of Malaysia is 1.06. The states that recorded the highest RT value were Perlis (1.40) followed by the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Kelantan (1.23 respectively), as well as Sabah and Pulau Pinang (1.16). All states recorded RTs above 1.0 except Labuan and Putrajaya.

On another development, 45 new clusters were reported today involving 30 at work places, two high risk groups, two higher education and 11 community clusters.

“From the 30 clusters at workplaces, three were located in Selangor namely Commander Black Road Construction Site, Klang, Selangor with 122 COVID-19 cases, Jalan Telipot Empat Industry, Hulu Selangor with 97 cases and Bangi Industry P/10/4 Hulu Langat, Petaling and Sepang with 82 cases,” he added.

States contributing to the COVID-19 infections are Selangor with 6,626 cases, Kuala Lumpur (2,048), Kedah (1,405), Johor (1,257), Sabah (1,289), Negeri Sembilan (905), Kelantan (868), Pulau Pinang (866), Perak (721), Sarawak (662), Pahang (534), Melaka (472), Terengganu (445), Putrajaya (66) and Perlis (18). –Malaysia World News

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