After going back up from below 1,000-mark, new Covid-19 cases continue rise to 1,482


Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah — Bernama file photo

KUALA LUMPUR (March 31): Malaysia saw an uptick in new Covid-19 infections today, recording 1,482 cases after dipping below the 1,000-mark barely two days ago.

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor recorded the highest infections, followed by Penang and Sarawak.

This brings the cumulative positive cases to 345,500.

“Selangor recorded 661 new cases, followed by Penang with 200 cases and Sarawak with 176,” he said in a statement today.

Remaining states recorded double digit infections numbers, while Federal Territory of Labuan, Putrajaya, Terengganu and Perlis respectively recorded single digit infections.

Dr Noor Hisham said from the new cases reported today 1,480 were local transmissions, two were imported cases, where 896 are Malaysian citizens while 584 were foreign nationals.

The active case tally has arrived at 14,604, while 1,070 made recovery today.

“There are 164 cases who are treated in intensive care units, with 81 needed ventilators,” he said.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, a total of seven deaths were recorded today, where five were Malaysian citizens and two foreigners.

For infection cluster update, he said 13 new clusters were detected today, bringing the cumulative infection clusters to 1,372.

“From this number, 1,002 infection clusters have ended, while 370 remain active.

“New cases were reported from 66 infection clusters, where the highest number came from Persiaran Cybersouth construction site (196), Jalan Jelawat (88) and Subang Dua (46).

Dr Noor Hisham said the 13 new clusters were from areas such as workplaces, community and high-risk group.

The infection clusters are from areas in Selangor (two), Sarawak (three), Penang (one), Kedah (three), Federal Territory of Labuan (one), Sabah (two) and Johor (one). – Malay Mail