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PUTRAJAYA DEC.20: Three states namely Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Johor had new clusters adding to the daily record of 1,340 new COVID-19 cases thus making the cumulative total standing at 93,309 or 82.9% while 15,563 active cases had been isolated and treated in the hospitals nationwide.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the three new clusters include the Metropolis in the district of Kepong in Kuala Lumpur where 147 were detected with positive COVID-19 after 481 individuals had been screened until Dec.20, 2020.

“The second cluster Maju Estate was found in the district of Kota Kinabalu, Putatan and Tuaran in Sabah where 63 individuals had been screened and out of which 28 had been infected with the coronas virus until 20th Dec.2020.

“Meanwhile, the third cluster, Batu 39, occurred in the district of Pontian, Johor where 28 were detected with positive COVID-19 following 152 individuals had been screened until Dec.20,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, 1,067 cases had been discharged adding to the cumulative total to 77,309 cases or 82.9% from the grand total of cases.

On the other hand, the state with the highest number of new COVID-19 cases is still Selangor with 441 (32.9%) followed by Kuala Lumpur with 284 cases (21.2%) while Sabah had reported 196 cases (14.6%).

The clusters related to the prison and the immigration detention depoh include the Jalan Harapan Prison (58 cases) while Tembok Gajah (56), Tembok (10), Seberang Perai Prison (8) and Kepayan Prison cluster (2).

Dr. Noor Hisham said, 116 cases had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 57 cases needed respiratory aids.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in the statement said, four death cases were reported that brought the death toll standing at 437 (0.47% from the total number of cases).

The states with new COVID-19 cases are Selangor 441 cases, Kuala Lumpur (284), Sabah (196), Negeri Sembilan (169), Johor (156), Penang (30), Kedah (6), Perak (10), Labuan (27), Sarawak (3), Pahang (12), Melaka (1), Kelantan (1), Terengganu (2) and Putrajaya (2). -Malaysia World News


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