Malaysia records 6,075 new COVID-19 cases, the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic

PUTRAJAYA MAY 19: Malaysia today records 6,075 new COVID-19 cases being the highest since the outbreak of the pandemic, surpassing 5,728 cases listed on 30th January 2021.

Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said, 22 new clusters is also considered the highest with 559 admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) and 303 need respiratory aids.

Dr. Noor Hisham said, the new cases had added to the cumulative total to 485,496 while 3,516 (89.9%) were discharged bringing the grand total to 436,116 with 46 death cases reported involving 45 Malaysians and one non-citizen adding to the cumulative total to 2,040.

“The deaths were involving 19 cases from Selangor, Sarawak (7), Johor (6), Kelantan (4) and two cases each in Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang and Kedah and one each in Negeri Sembilan and Melaka.

“It is our hope that everybody takes this information seriously on the situation that has hit the country and cooperate closely during this hard time in fighting against COVID-19,” Dr. Noor Hisham said in a statement here today.

According to Dr. Noor Hisham there are 22 new clusters and it includes two at work places in Selangor, Sarawak (1), Johor (1) Terengganu (1), Melaka (1), Labuan (1) and Perlis (1) while community clusters are in Kelantan (1), Kuala Lumpur (1), Sabah (2), Johor (1), Kuala Lumpur (1), Kelantan (1) and Perlis (1) while education institution under Ministry of Education cluster (1).

Meanwhile states contributing new COVID-19 cases today include Selangor (2,251), Johor (699), Kuala Lumpur (660), Kedah (445), Kelantan (441), Sarawak (323), Perak (220), Terengganu (201), Pulau Pinang (183), Negeri Sembilan (189), Sabah (160), Pahang (150), Melaka (122), Labuan (14), Putrajaya (9) and Perlis (6)

Selangor has recorded the highest with 2,251 (37.1%) from the grand total and from that 1,481 (65.8%) are from close contact screenings, 467 (20.7%) is from other screenings, 302 cases (13.4%) are from the clusters and one imported case. –Malaysia World News

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