Malaysia recorded today 3,100 new COVID-19 cases, 24 deaths, 11 new clusters

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PUTRAJAYA FEB 8: Twenty-four death cases were recorded today bringing the toll to 896 (0.36%) with 3,100 new COVID-19 infections adding the cumulative total to 245,552 while 51,977 were active cases.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the death cases were seven from Selangor, three each from Sabah, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur while two each from Perak and Johor with one case each in Kelantan, Melaka, Kedah and Pulau Pinang.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, the dead were in the age range of 44 to 98 involving 15 males and 9 females involving 21 Malaysians and three non-citizens.

From the new cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 282 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units with 134 needed respiratory aids.

“From the local infections, 1,619 (52.2%) were Malaysians with 1,480 (47.8%) non-citizens while one imported case was affecting a non-citizen,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

However 2,340 cases had been discharged adding to the cumulative total to 192,679 or 78.5%.

On the other development, 11 out of 13 new clusters had occurred at the work places and this includes four in Selangor namely Jalan Teknologi with 21 cases, Jalan Sungai Rasa (35), Persiaran Mokhtar Construction Site (85) and Persiaran Hulu (19) while four in Johor affecting Sri Menanti (11), Jalan Harmonium (8), Jalan Cyber Lima (101) and Laman Desaru (11).

Meanwhile, the new cluster in Kuala Lumpur is Lengkok Pantai with 29 cases, Batu 38 in Sabah (18) and Kampung Tandak in Terengganu (16) while Sebangkoi cluster in Sarawak is affecting the community (23) and Taman Bukit Petaling cluster in Negeri Sembilan is affecting the high risk group with 16 cases.

Selangor is still contributing the highest COVID-19 infections with 1,196 cases (38.9%) and out of which 986 (82.4%) are from clusters and close contact screenings of COVID-19 that are actively carried out on the grounds. Johor follows with 490 cases (15.8%) and Melaka with 344 cases (11.1%).

Twenty-nine cases (0.9%) that had been recorded are related to clusters in the lock ups, immigration detention depots and prisons involving DTI Sepang 2 with nine cases, Kepayan Prison (6), Tembok Renggam (4), Tembok Sungai Udang (3), Seberang Perai Prison (3), Jalan Harapan Prison (2) Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (1) and Tembok Bukit Besi (1).

The states with COVID-19 cases are Selangor with 1,196 cases, Sabah (169), Kuala Lumpur (295), Johor (490), Negeri Sembilan (104), Pulau Pinang (209), Perak (72), Kedah (37), Sarawak (84), Melaka (344), Kelantan (30), Pahang (28), Terengganu (30), Putrajaya (8) and Perlis (4). –Malaysia World News



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