PUTRAJAYA FEB.10: Eleven new clusters in addition to 466 active clusters had contributed to the daily record of 3,288 new COVID-19 cases today adding the cumulative total to 251,604 with 52,186 active cases.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, out of 11 new clusters, seven were related to work places and the other four were affecting the community and high risk groups.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, Selangor had three new clusters in the work places namely Industri Wawasan, Batu 20 and Persiaran Sepang Construction Site while Kuala Lumpur had two including Jalan Tandok Construction Site and Jalan Dua Belas.
In Sabah the new cluster at the work place is Jalan Tiga KKIP while one in Johor namely Jalan Uda Utama. Meanwhile the clusters affecting the community in Johor are Lorong Kancil Waha and Lorong Sahabat while two clusters affecting the high risk groups include one in Sabah namely Lorong Bersatu Damai and Jalan Harun cluster in Kuala Lumpur.
“The existing clusters with the highest number of cases today include the Tanjung Suria (356); Persiaran Perkilangan (319); and Jalan Cochrane (104). These are among 82 clusters with additional new COVID-19 cases besides the newly formed clusters today,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, 1,929 cases had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 198,495 (78.9%) while out of 3,283 new cases, 1,889 or 57.5% were involving the Malaysians with 1,394 or 42.5% non-citizens. However, fives cases were imported involving three Malaysians and two non-citizens.
From the new cases today, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 285 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 131 needed respiratory aids. On the other hand, 14 deaths had been reported bringing the toll to 923 cases or 0.37%.
States with COVID-19 cases today are Selangor with 1,757; Sabah (132); Kuala Lumpur (408); Johor (369); Negeri Sembilan (157); Pulau Pinang (59); Perak (42); Kedah (48); Sarawak (135); Melaka (92); Kelantan (44); Pahang (14); Terengganu (24); Labuan (3) and Putrajaya (4).
On another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, the COVID-19 Assessment Center (CAC) was formed to manage the evaluation of positive COVID-19 patients that were undergoing monitoring treatment at home.
The CAC has started its services in stages on 25th January 2021 covering all the states and up to-date there are 152 CAC operating and cumulatively 60,052 patients had been monitored by CAC.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, at the moment CAC is monitoring 20,089 patients undergoing quarantine at home. Generally CAC acts as a reference centre to identify, analyse, monitor and manage the patients that have been detected with positive COVID-19.
“The analysis and the monitoring of all the patients have been done by the team led by the Medical Public Health Expert and Family Medical Health Expert and assisted by other supporting clinical staffs,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
In order for the services to run smoothly, CAC will operate either at the stadiums, community halls, public halls or any government facilities depending on the suitability and the local needs.
For further details on the CAC operating time please refer to Ministry of Health (MOH) COVID-19 official portal at covid-19.moh.gov.my/hotline and social media (Facebook) Department of Health in each state.
Patients experiencing worst symptoms are advised to contact CAC immediately or 999 for emergency. For more information on self-quarantine at home refer to the MOH COVID-19 official portal. –Malaysia World News