Malaysia records 5,725 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since the pandemic started

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PUTRAJAYA JAN 29: Malaysia had reached 5,725 new COVID-19 cases today being the highest since the pandemic started in early 2020 and added to the cumulative total to 203,933 with 45,478 active cases.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, from the new cases, seven were imported involving five Malaysians and two non-citizens while 5,718 cases had been transmitted locally.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, 3,423 cases or 77.3% had been discharged bringing the cumulative total to 157,722 while 301 were admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 115 needed respiratory aids.

He added, 16 had been recorded dead and added to the death toll to 733 or 0.36%. The dead were all Malaysians including nine from Selangor, two from Sabah while one each from Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Melaka, Kelantan and Perak.

“Today 12 new clusters had been recorded out of which 10 had been formed at the work places and two in the community. Johor had recorded five new clusters in the work places, Selangor two, Kuala Lumpur two while one each in Sabah and Sarawak,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.

Elaborating on the rise of new COVID-19 cases, Dr. Noor Hisham said, Selangor had recorded 932 cases from the existing clusters while 20 from the new clusters namely the Persiaran Subang and Industri Indah.

Meanwhile, 1,627 cases were detected from the close contact screenings of COVID-19 on the grounds while 56 from other screenings for the corona virus infections.

Kuala Lumpur contributed 217 cases from the existing clusters while 81 cases contributed by the new clusters namely Jalan Klang Construction Site and Jalan Vista Construction Site.

On the other hand, Johor had 284 cases contributed from the existing clusters with 84 from the new clusters including Jalan Kota Burok, Jalan By Pass, Jalan Bistari Dua, Jalan Empayar and Jalan Rusa Scientex.

Sabah had 48 cases from the existing clusters while 32 were from the new clusters namely Tinamon and Jalan Sepanggar while in Sarawak 108 came from the existing clusters with six from the Tabong cluster.

States with new COVID-19 infections are Selangor with 3,127 cases, Sabah (288), Kuala Lumpur (687), Johor (684), Negeri Sembilan (69), Penang (99), Perak (73), Kedah (125), Sarawak (179), Melaka (74), Kelantan (93), Pahang (67), Labuan (5), Terengganu (137), Putrajaya (16) and Perlis (3). –Malaysia World News



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