PUTRAJAYA FEB.12: Thirteen new clusters were formed at the work places with one in the community contributing to 3,318 new COVID-19 cases today bringing the cumulative total to 258,306 with 51,579 active cases.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases 3,311 were local transmissions out of which 1,673 (50.5%) involving Malaysians and 1,638 (49.5%) non-citizens.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, seven cases were imported including three Malaysians and four non-citizens. Meanwhile 3,505 cases (79.7%) had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 205,774 while 258 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 119 needed respiratory aids.
“Seventeen death cases in the age range of 54 – 91 were recorded today bringing the death toll to 953 or 0.37%. The deaths were six from Selangor, two each from Sabah, Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak while one each from Perak, Melaka, Kelantan and Johor. From the death cases 16 were Malaysians and one non-citizen,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Meanwhile Johor had five out of 13 new clusters formed at the work places today with Perak (2), Selangor (2), Kuala Lumpur (1), Kedah (1), Melaka (1), Kelantan (1) and Perak with one cluster in the community.
The states with new cases are Selangor with 1,214; Sabah (118); Kuala Lumpur (374); Johor (742); Negeri Sembilan (118); Pulau Pinang (149); Perak (99); Kedah (188); Sarawak (83); Melaka (45); Kelantan (79); Pahang (30); Terengganu (72); Labuan (1) and Putrajaya (6).
Selangor had recorded the highest with 1,214 new cases (36.6%) and out of which 856 cases (70.5%) were from clusters and close contact screenings of COVID-19 that had been carried out actively on the grounds followed by Johor with 742 cases (22.4%) and Kuala Lumpur with 374 cases (11.3%).
On the other hand, 37 cases (1.1%) were related to the clusters in the prisons and immigration detention depots involving Tembok Sungai Udang with 15 cases; Tembok Bendera (10), Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (5), Jalan Harapan Prison (2), Seberang Perai Prison (1), Tembok Mempaga (1), Tembok Bukit Besi (1), Tembok Taiping (1) and DTI Sepang 2 (1). –Malaysia World News