PUTRAJAYA MAR 22: Even though new COVID-19 cases have dropped to 1,116 today bringing the cumulative total to 334,156 but 10 new clusters contributing to 216 cases with eight formed at the work places while two in the community have been reported.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the new clusters formed at work places include two in Kuala Lumpur, Johor (2), Labuan (1), Selangor (1), Pahang (1) and Negeri Sembilan (1) while new clusters in the community include one in Sarawak and one in Johor.
From the new cases, eight were imported involving five citizens and three non-citizens while from 1,108 cases transmitted locally 722 (65.2%) were citizens and 386 (34.8%) were non-citizens.
“The discharged totalling 1,495 cases adding the cumulative total to 318,784 (95.4%) were far more than the new cases recorded today while 156 have been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 60 needed respiratory aids.
“However five deaths were reported bringing the death toll to 1,238 (0.37%) involving four citizens and one non citizen,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, the deaths are one each from Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Pahang, Pulau Pinang and Kuala Lumpur with four involving the citizens and one non-citizen. Meanwhile 14,134 active cases have been isolated and treated in the hospitals nationwide.
Selangor is still leading with the highest daily record of 403 cases (36.1%) and from that 337 (83.6%) are from the clusters and close contact screening tests of COVID-19 carried out on the grounds. Kuala Lumpur follows with 158 cases (14.2%) and Sarawak 124 cases (11.1%).
On the other hand, 77 cases (6.9%) reported were related to the clusters in the prisons and Immigration Detention Depots (DTI) involving Jalan Harapan Prison with 55 cases, Tapah Wall (8), Taiping Wall (6), Jalan Awang (2), DTI Machap Umboo (2), DTI Sepang 2 (1), Telok Mas (1), Pengkalan Chepa Wall (1) and Bukit Besi Wall (1).
The states recording new COVID-19 cases include Selangor 403, Sabah (36), Johor (86), Kuala Lumpur (158), Negeri Sembilan (41), Pulau Pinang (88), Sarawak (124), Perak (39), Kedah (27), Melaka (12), Kelantan (44), Pahang (42), Terengganu (3), Labuan (8), Putrajaya (5) and Perlis (0). –Malaysia World News