9 news clusters at work places, 2,276 recovered, 1,745 new cases, 7 deaths

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PUTRAJAYA MAR.3: Malaysia recorded 2,276 discharged cases from COVID-19 today bringing the cumulative total to 280,707 or 91.8%  more than 1,745 new infections with the grand total of 305,880 with 24,025 active cases.   

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from 1,743 new cases, 1,037 (59.5%) were involving the citizens while 706 (40.5%) were non-citizens and two imported cases were affecting the non-citizens.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, 195 cases had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 95 needed respiratory aids.

“Seven deaths were recorded bringing the death toll to 1,148 (0.38%) involving six citizens and one non-citizen. The deaths were two males and five females aged 50 to 86,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham the deaths were two from Kuala Lumpur and one case each in Selangor, Sarawak, Sabah, Johor and Kelantan.

Meanwhile Selangor’s daily record was the highest with 640 (36.7%) and out of which 503 cases (78.6%) were from related clusters and close contact screen tests carried out actively on the grounds. Johor follows with 376 cases (21.5%) and Sarawak 139 (8.0%).

Forty -seven cases (2.7%) recorded were related to clusters in the prisons involving Telok Mas  (20), Pengkalan Chepa Wall (13), Damai Pelangi (13) and Jalan Sungai Jelok Prison (1). 

Dr. Noor Hisham added, 11 new clusters were formed today including nine involving work places, one each in the community and the high risk group.

The nine clusters formed at the work places included four in Selangor namely Jalan Perubatan, Jalan MP Construction Site, Balakong Satu and Jalan Utarid while Johor at Jalan DPB Lima, Jalan Bachok (Kelantan), Jalan PKNK 1/6 (Kedah), Sri Jelutung (Pahang), Jalan Sikamat Lama (Negeri Sembilan) while Kampung Gedung (Melaka) was affecting the community and Jalan Anak Gasing cluster involving the high risk group.

The states with new COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 640 cases, Sabah (95), Johor (376), Kuala Lumpur (92), Negeri Sembilan (24), Penang (90), Perak (136), Sarawak (139), Kedah (40), Melaka (36), Kelantan (33), Pahang (36), Terengganu (5) and Putrajaya (3). – Malaysia World News


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