PUTRAJAYA FEB.14: Malaysia records its discharged cases at its highest of 4,525 today adding the cumulative total to 213, 814 or 80.9% while new COVID-19 cases are lower at 2,464 with 264,269 as its grand total.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases three were imported involving two Malaysians and one non-citizen while 2,461 were locally transmitted with 1,705 (69.3%) affecting Malaysians and 756 (30.7%) non-citizens.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, there are 49,490 active cases. From the new cases 260 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 111 needed respiratory aids.
“There are seven death cases reported today adding to the death toll to 965 or 0.36%. There are three deaths in Sarawak, two from Selangor and one each in Sabah and Penang. The deaths are in the age range of 9-83 involving four males and three females.
“Among the death cases include a boy aged 9 from Likas, Sabah died of medulloblastoma while the female aged 83 from Selangor died of chronic eye illness,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
On another development, 11 new clusters had been recorded today with nine clusters formed at the work places while one in the community and one related to religion.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, the five work places in Johor are Jalan Istimewa Cemerlang, Batu 57, Jalan Usaha Satu, Jalan Tebrau Khas and Jalan Persiaran Teknologi Kulai while three in Selangor namely Jalan Setia Construction Site, Jalan Jelatek and Jalan Sepuluh and in Kedah at Ria Jaya.
Meanwhile the Jalan Badak cluster in Perak is involving religion while Patikang Ulu in Sabah is affecting the community.
The states with new COVID-19 cases today are Selangor with 1,103 cases, Sabah (116), Kuala Lumpur (154), Johor (492), Negeri Sembilan (40), Penang (56), Perak (85), Kedah (92), Sarawak (161), Melaka (11), Kelantan (88), Pahang (10), Terengganu (51),Labuan (1) and Putrajaya (4).
Selangor has recorded 1,103 new cases today (44.8%) and out of which 867 cases (78.6%) are from clusters and close contact screenings on COVID-19 which are actively carried out on the grounds. Johor has 492 cases (20.0%) while Sarawak with 161 cases (6.5%).
Fifty-four cases (2.2%) recorded are related to the clusters in the prisons, lock ups and immigration detention depots involving the Tembok Bendera (18), Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (14), Jalan Harapan Prison (10), Jalan Sungai Jelok Prison (9), Tembok Renggam (1), Kepayan Prison (1) and Seberang Perai Prison (1). –Malaysia World News