COVID-19: 2,068 new cases today

Kuala Lumpur – The daily number of new COVID-19 cases in Malaysia remained in four digits with 2,068 cases recorded today, bringing the total number of cases in the country to date to 115,078.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said 23,433 cases were still active.

He said only two of the new cases today were from abroad.

“Selangor reported the highest number of new daily cases at 776, with 425 being from clusters and screenings done on close contacts of COVID-19 patients, which is actively being conducted in the field. This is followed by Kuala Lumpur which recorded 457 cases, while Sabah recorded 254 cases.

“18 of the cases reported are related to clusters in lockups, immigration detention depots and prisons involving the Jalan Harapan Prison Cluster (13 cases), Tembok Gajah Cluster (4) and Pagar Siput Cluster (one),” he said in a statement today.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said there were three deaths recorded today, all involving Malaysian citizens.

The first involved a 69-year-old man from Negeri Sembilan with diabetes, high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease and dyslipidemia.

“The second death case involved a 94-year-old man from Selangor who had diabetes, high blood pressure, dementia and bronchiectasis.

“The third death case involved a 58-year-old woman from Kuala Lumpur who had diabetes, high blood pressure, heart and kidney disease,” he said.

According to Dr Noor Hisham, 2,230 patients had recovered today, bringing the cumulative number of fully recovered cases to 91,171 cases.

He added that 126 cases were currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit, with 54 of them requiring respiratory support. – Bernama

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