PUTRAJAYA APR.28: Malaysia’s new COVID-19 infections has been high reaching to 3,142 cases today adding the cumulative total to 401,593 while 1,822 have been discharged bringing the grand total to 373,397 or 93.0% .
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases 306 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 151 needed respiratory aids and 15 deaths were recorded with cumulative total of 1,477 or 0.37%.
The deaths, Dr. Noor Hisham said, were in the age group of 50 to 81 involving Malaysians including six from Sarawak, Kelantan (2) and one each from Johor, Selangor, Sabah, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang.
“From the 3,129 cases transmitted locally, 2,960 (94.3%) were involving Malaysians while 179 (5.7%) were foreigners with 13 imported cases affecting four Malaysians and nine foreigners. There were 26,719 actives cases,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.
Meanwhile, 12 new clusters have been recorded consisting of four from the education sector including two involving education institutions under the Ministry of Education (MOE), four affecting the community, two from the work places and one each in the high risk group and religious cluster.
The new clusters Dr. Noor Hisham said, are included in the list of 370 active clusters with 68 contributing to additional new cases today.
“The four clusters involving education sectors are Melugu (Sarawak), Madai (Sabah), Layar Hujung (Kedah) and Jalan Gombak Dua (Selangor) while the community clusters include Ulu Strass (Sarawak), Jalan Maharajalela (Perak), Taman Wira (Johor) and Pintu Air Relau (Kedah) while clusters at the work places are Jalan Rimbunan (Kuala Lumpur) and Jalan Bakariah (Johor) and Jalan Sekinchan (Selangor) is affecting the high risk group and Leboh Gambus (Selangor) involving religion.
Dr. Noor Hisham also highlighted on today’s cases with Selangor recording the highest with 1,019 (32.4%) and out of which 819 cases (80.4%) are from the clusters and screening tests on close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases that have been carried out actively on the grounds.
He added, Kelantan follows with 523 cases (16.6%) and Kuala Lumpur 440 cases (14.0%).
Meanwhile he said, five cases (0.2%) recorded were related to the clusters in the prison and detention centre involving Pagar Sri Lalang (3) and Pengkalan Chepa Wall (2).
States contributing to new COVID-19 cases today are Selangor with 1.019 cases, Sabah (87), Johor (194), Kuala Lumpur (440), Sarawak (416), Penang (98), Negeri Sembilan (61), Perak (69), Kelantan (523), Kedah (120), Melaka (42), Pahang (15),Terengganu (40), Labuan (4) Perlis (1) and Putrajaya (13). – Malaysia World News