PUTRAJAYA JULY 9: Malaysia has recorded 9,180 new COVID-19 cases being the highest since May 2021 with Selangor contributing 4,400 followed byKuala Lumpur 1,271 while 30 new clusters have been formed besides 865 clusters still active today.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases 7,122 (77.6 %) are Malaysians while 2,051 (22.4%) involving non-citizens and 80,665 are active cases.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the 30 clusters, 21 are involving the work places with Selangor contributing six cases, Kuala Lumpur (3), Johor (6), Melaka (2), Perak (2), Negeri Sembilan (1), Sarawak (1), Kelantan (3), Sabah (1) and Sarawak (1). Meanwhile three community clusters were formed in Kelantan and Sabah (1) while two clusters were formed in the detention centres in Sarawak and one in Selangor.
However one cluster had affected the high risk group in Pahang and one education cluster in Selangor.
Regarding the surge in COVID-19 cases in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the high figures is due to the massive screening tests focusedin the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) localities and in the factories.
“Many individuals in the Klang Valley areas had visited the private clinics to have the COVID-19 tests. They were among the high risk individuals having symptoms and had been exposed to the close contacts,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
He added, the Ministry of Health (MOH) will continue with the close contact tracing activities and separating the positive COVID-19 cases to avoid the transmission of the corona virus in the community.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, from the new cases 959 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 465 requiring respiratory aids while 77 death cases were recorded adding to the cumulative total to 5,980 or 0.73 percent involving 73 Malaysians and four foreigners.
He added, the total of new COVID-19 cases today has added to the cumulative total to 817,838 while 5,713 had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 731,193 or 89.4 per cent.
States contributing to the new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 4,400,Kuala Lumpur (1,271), Johor (315), Sabah (323), Sarawak (406), Negeri Sembilan (899), Pulau Pinang (142), Kelantan (151), Perak (241), Kedah (417), Melaka (222), Pahang (214), Terengganu (82), Labuan (80), Putrajaya (16) and Perlis (1). –Malaysia World News