PUTRAJAYA APR.13: Sarawak records 607 cases being the highest state contributing to the COVID-19 infections with 1,767 new cases today adding to the cumulative total to 363,940, 12 deaths involving all Malaysians in the age range of 37-89 and bringing the death toll to 1,345 (0.37%).
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the deaths were four each from Sabah and Sarawak, three from Selangor and one from Terengganu.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the total cases of 607 (34.4%) recorded in Sarawak, 319 (52.6%) were from clusters and close contact screening tests for COVID-19 which had been carried out on the grounds.
Selangor follows with 483 cases (27.3%) Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 133 cases (7.5%). Meanwhile 21 cases (1.2%) reported were from related clusters in the prison involving Jalan Salleh (11), Jalan Harapan Prison (7) and Telok Mas (3).
He added, 1,290 had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 346,295 while 199 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 82 needed respiratory aids. However, 16,300 were active cases.
“From the new cases, nine were imported involving two Malaysians and seven non-citizens. Among those infected locally were 1,508 (85.8%) Malaysians and 250 (14.2%) non-citizens,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
According to Dr. Noor Hisham nine new clusters had been formed including four at the work places namely Jalan Puncak Borneo (Sarawak), Jalan Raja Laut (Kuala Lumpur), Jalan Hishammuddin (Kuala Lumpur), Lebuh Wawasan (Putrajaya) while three were affecting the community and it includes Tabanak (Sabah), Kampung Gayung (Sabah), Taman Malim Jaya (Melaka) and one affecting religious activities in Jalan Bukit Belida (Negeri Sembilan) and Jalan Salleh in Johor affecting the detainees.
Meanwhile the states with COVID-19 cases are Selangor (483), Sabah (117), Johor (74), Kuala Lumpur (133), Sarawak (607), Palau Pinang (92), Negeri Sembilan (29), Perak (36), Kedah (39), Kelantan (103), Melaka (17), Pahang (14), Terengganu (13), Labuan (3), Putrajaya (7) and Perlis (0). –Malaysia World News