PUTRAJAYA MAY 5: Selangor maintains its status with the highest daily COVID-19 record of 1,548 out of 3,744 new cases today bringing the cumulative total to 424,376 with 2,304 discharged adding to the grand total to 389,846 (91.9%).
Health Director General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases, 328 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 185 needed respiratory aids and 17 deaths bringing the death toll to 1,591 or 0.37% .
Dr. Noor Hisham said, from the new cases seven were imported while 3,514 (94.0%) involving Malaysians and 223 (6.0%) non-citizens with 32,939 active cases.
“The 17 deaths involving Malaysians were nine cases from Selangor, two each in Johor, Perak and Sarawak with one each from Kelantan and Negeri Sembilan,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, the deaths were in the age range of 42 till 84.
In another development, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 20 new clusters had been identified involving eight clusters formed at the work places, six in the community, four in the education sector including three clusters from the education institution under the Ministry of Education (MOE) and two clusters involving religion.
He said, there were 1,726 clusters recorded with 14 had ended today while 411active clusters and 99 clusters with additional cases and this includes Tok Has cluster with 53 cases, Jalan Padang Tembak (43) and Jalan Wau (34).
Selangor has recorded 1,548 cases (41.3%) and out of which 1,051 are from clusters and close contact screening tests for positive COVID-19 cases that have been carried out on the grounds. This is followed by Kelantan with 480 cases (12.8%) and Sarawak 419 (11.2%).
On the other hand, 34 cases (0.9%) reported were related to the clusters in the detention centre and Immigration Detention Depots (DTI) including Sri Lalang Wall (31), Jalan Meru Utama (2) and DTI Lenggeng (1).
States with new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 1,548 cases, Sabah (50), Johor (292), Kuala Lumpur (313), Sarawak (419), Penang (195), Negeri Sembilan (76), Kelantan (480), Perak (65), Kedah (124), Melaka (43), Pahang (49), Terengganu (73), Labuan (5) Putrajaya (11) and Perlis (1). –Malaysia World News