Saturday, May 15

Covid-19: 4,008 new cases, 11 deaths yesterday

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia recorded 4,008 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, the second-highest daily figure since the pandemic hit the country, says director-general of Health Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said the number involved 4,003 local cases and five import cases, bringing the cumulative number of positive Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to 169,379.

“A total of 2,374 cases were reported recovered today (yesterday), bringing the cumulative number of cases completely cured from Covid-19 infection to 127,662 cases or 75.4 per cent of the total number of cases,” he said yesterday.

Selangor once again recorded the highest number of cases with 1,391, followed by Kuala Lumpur (513 cases), Johor (470 cases) and Sabah (406).

He said 11 fatalities were also reported yesterday, involving nine citizens and two non-citizens, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in the country to 630.

The death cases involve four victims in Selangor, three each in Sabah and Johor, and one in Sarawak, all aged between 42 and 90 years with underlying medical conditions.

Meanwhile, 16 additional clusters were detected yesterday with 11 of them involving workplaces, and the rest being community clusters, taking the total number of active clusters to 318. The new clusters involving workplaces are the Bestari Rantau Cluster in Selangor, Jalan KKIP Selatan Cluster in Sabah, Abdul Aziz Construction Site Cluster (Selangor), Jalan Digital Construction Site Cluster (Johor, Terengganu), Tampoi Lima Cluster and Jalan Seroja Cluster in Johor.

Also detected were the Persiaran Tasek Cluster in Perak, Jalan Usaha Cluster (Melaka), Sungai Ibor Cluster (Negeri Sembilan), Sebukor Construction Site Cluster (Melaka) and Jalan Sejahtera Cluster in Kuala Lumpur.

Meanwhile, the clusters involving the community are the Batu Enam Cluster in Perak, the Bukit Gelugor Cluster in Pahang, the Jalan Niaga Cluster in Johor, the Kampung Balibata Cluster in Sabah and the Sawmill Luit Cluster in Pahang.

Dr Noor Hisham added that 246 positive cases were in the Intensive Care Unit, with 96 of them requiring respiratory assistance. — Bernama