COVID-19: 10 new clusters, 1,575 new cases, 3 deaths, 17,074 active cases

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PUTRAJAYA MAR.12: The 2,042 discharged cases with the grand total of 302,662 (94.3%) had superseded 1,575 new COVID-19 cases today with the cumulative total of 320,939 while 17,074 were active cases.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases seven were imported involving a Malaysian and six non-citizens while out of 1,568 cases, 1,269 (80.9%) were Malaysians and 299 (19.1%) were non-citizens.

“From the new cases, 147 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) while 75 needed respiratory aids. Three death cases were reported today bringing the death toll to 1,203 (0.37%).

“The three deaths include one each from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah involving two citizens and one non-citizen,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, 10 new clusters were reported today with five detected at the work places and five in the community. The clusters at the work places include one each in Selangor, Johor, Penang, Terengganu and Perak.
Meanwhile the other five that happened in the community include three in Sarawak and two in Selangor.

Selangor had reported the highest daily cases with 751 (47.7%), and from that 694 cases (92.4%) were from clusters and close contact screening tests for COVID-19 that had been carried out on the grounds. Sarawak follows with 173 cases (11.0%) and Johor with 135 cases (8.6%).

The 69 cases reported were related to the clusters in the prison and Immigration Detention Centre (DTI) involving DTI Persiaran Wawasan (26), Telok Mas (19), Tapah Wall (12), Jalan Harapan Prison (6), Pengkalan Chepa Wall (4) and Taiping Wall (2).

States with new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 751, Sabah (57), Johor (135), Kuala Lumpur (108), Negeri Sembilan (32), Penang (132), Perak (44), Sarawak (173), Kedah (23), Melaka (25), Kelantan (43), Pahang (4), Terengganu (16), Labuan (3), Putrajaya (4) and Perlis (25). –Malaysia World News

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