PUTRAJAYA JAN.22: Malaysia records 3,631 new COVID-19 cases today bringing the cumulative total to 176,180 with 18 deaths the highest since the pandemic started in early 2020 adding the total to 660 (0.38%).
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, the 18 deaths were nine individuals from Selangor, Sabah (3), Kuala Lumpur (2), Sarawak (2) Johor (1) and Pulau Pinang (1). They were in the 32 – 93 age range.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, 2,554 have been discharged adding the cumulative total to 132,706 (75.3%) while 42,814 are active cases.
From the new cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, 2,982 cases (82.3%) were affecting the Malaysians while 643 cases involving non-citizens and 251 had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 102 needed respiratory aids.
“Selangor is still contributing the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 782 (21.5%) and from that 574 cases (73.4%) are from the clusters and the close contact screening tests on the grounds.
“Johor follows with 466 cases (12.8%) and Sabah contributing 453 cases (12.5%). About 89 cases (2.5%) were related to the clusters related to the lockups, immigration detention depot, and prisons involving Jalan Harapan Prison (51), Tembok Mempaga (15), Tembok Nanas (12), Seberang Perai Prison (5), Tembok Renggam (4) and Tembok Kemus (2),” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Meanwhile 12 new clusters were recorded today and it includes the Putra Tujuh in Petaling district, Selangor with 12 cases; Jalan Perwira in Johor Bahru district, Johor (43); Jalan Skudai in Johor Bahru district (18); Jalan Indah Gemilang involving the districts of Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi (13); Tembok Renggam in Kluang district (31); Selasih Perindu, Kulai district (106); Ladang Desa Jerocco in Kinabatangan district, Sabah (38);Serkam Tengah in the districts of Jasin, Alor Gajah and Melaka Tengah (31);Kampung Paya Siput in Temerloh district, Pahang (10); Tanjung Lumpur in Kuantan district, Pahang (11); and Jalan Kinabenua cluster in Labuan, Sabah (8).
According to Ministry of Health (MOH) among the new clusters formed today, seven are related to the work places, two in the community, two involving risky groups and one affecting a cluster in the detention centre.
The states with new COVID-19 infections today are Selangor with 782 cases, Sabah (453), Kuala Lumpur (435), Johor (466),Negeri Sembilan (197), Pulau Pinang (202), Perak (138), Kedah (166),Sarawak (229), Kelantan (161), Melaka (82), Pahang (61), Labuan (29),Terengganu (178), Putrajaya (39), Perlis (13). –Malaysia World News