COVID-19: 1,510 new cases with 5 imported, 8 deaths, 9 new clusters

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PUTRAJAYA APRIL 10: Malaysia has recorded 1,510 new COVID-19 cases adding to the cumulative total to 359,117 with 15,059 active cases and 1,248 discharged with the grand total of 342,737 or 95.4%.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases five were imported involving one Malaysian and four non-citizens while out of 1,505 local transmissions, 1,340 (89.0%) involving citizens and 165 (11.0%) foreigners.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the new cases 194 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 81 needed respiratory aids.

“Eight death cases were recorded today bringing the death toll to 1,321 or 0.37%. The deaths were four from Sarawak, three in Selangor and one in Pahang,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Dr. Noor Hisham added, Selangor recorded 415 (27.5%) the highest daily COVID-19 cases today and from that 326 (78.6%) are from the clusters and the close contact screening tests that have been carried out on the grounds. Sarawak follows with 296 cases (19.6%) and Kelantan with 171 cases (11.3%).

“Thirty-four cases (2.3%) recorded are related to the clusters in the prison and the Immigration Detention Depots (DTI) involving Jalan Harapan Prison (13), Tapah Wall (11), Semuja Immigration Depot (6) Mempaga Wall (3) and Pengkalan Chepa (1).

Meanwhile nine new clusters had been formed with six involving the work places and three in the community.

The six work places include Industri Jalan Kebun in Selangor, Pujut Satu (Sarawak), Bandar Baru Kubang Kerian (Kelantan), Jalan Tun Ismail (Kuala Lumpur), Jalan Kempas Satu (Johor) and Jalan Padu Industri (Johor) while the three affecting the community include  Kampung Kelanang (Selangor), Jalan Kapitan (Sarawak) and Kampung Tanjung (Terengganu).

The states with new COVID-19 cases are Selangor recording 415, Sabah (131), Johor (80), Kuala Lumpur (106), Sarawak (296), Negeri Sembilan (28), Penang (101), Perak (46), Kedah (59), Kelantan (171), Melaka (6), Pahang (13), Terengganu (44), Labuan (2), Putrajaya (10) and Perlis (2). –Malaysia World News   

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