PUTRAJAYA JAN.9: – Five new clusters were formed involving the state of Johor, Penang, Sarawak, Melaka and Terengganu with 207 infections adding to today’s daily record of 2,451 with the cumulative total of 133,559 and 26,185 active cases.
Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham said, the Mikro cluster in the district of Johor Bahru, Kulai, Pontian and Kota Tinggi in Johor started in a targeted screening test in a factory on 21st Dec.2020.
Dr. Noor Hisham said, until 9th Jan.2021, 588 individuals had been screened tested out of which 97 had been detected with positive COVID-19.
“The Symphony Magazine cluster in the districts of North- East and North Seberang Perai in Penang started with an individual with symptoms and until 9th Jan.2021, 116 individuals had been screened tested out of which 44 had positive COVID-19,” said Dr. Noor Hisham in a statement here today.
Dr. Noor Hisham added, in the Pasai cluster affecting the districts of Sibu and Mukah in Sarawak , 73 individuals had been screened tested for state travel and until 9th Jan.2021 , 38 were detected with COVID-19.
Meanwhile in the Teknologi Kesidang cluster affecting the district of Melaka Tengah in Melaka, an individual with symptoms was screened tested on 28th Dec.2020. Until 9th Jan.2021, 136 had been screened tested out of which 18 had been infected with the corona virus.
“The Palut cluster in the district of Dungun, Terengganu had affected 10 individuals with COVID-19 after 89 individuals had been screened tested until 9th Jan.2021. The detection of positive COVID-19 cases started with an individual with symptoms who was screened tested on 2nd Jan.2021,” said Dr. Noor Hisham.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) also reported that 1,401 had been discharged adding to the cumulative total to 106,832 or 80.0% from the total number of COVID-19 cases.
Until today, 177 patients had been admitted to the Intensive Care Units (ICU) with 82 cases needed respiratory aids. However five deaths were recorded bringing the death toll to 542 or 0.41% from the total number of COVID-19 cases.
Selangor still had its highest number of COVID-19 cases with 564 (23%) out of which 342 cases (60.6%) were from the existing clusters and close contact screenings on the ground. This was followed by Sabah with 409 cases (16.7%) and Negeri Sembilan with 351 cases (14.3%).
On the other hand, 327 cases (13.3%) were related to clusters in the lock ups, immigration detention depots and prisons involving Harapan (291 cases), Telok Mas (170), Tembok Gajah (9), Damai Pelangi (8), Pagar Siput (1) and Tembok Choh (1).
States with new COVID-19 cases include Selangor with 564 cases, Sabah (409), Kuala Lumpur (198), Johor (302), Negeri Sembilan (351), Penang (273), Perak (42), Kedah (65), Labuan (4) , Pahang (36), Sarawak (55), Kelantan (61), Terengganu (16), Putrajaya (17) and Perlis (8). –Malaysia World News