Malaysia’s Covid-19 cases climbed again today, inching closer to the 2,000-mark after dropping several notches over the weekend.
Reports show another 1,925 new Covid-19 cases today, bringing the whole number of infected to 108,618 cases.
All cases were locally transmitted apart from 10 folks that were infected while overseas.
Apart from that, the Health Ministry registered two more fatalities from Covid-19, raising the death count to 457 cases since the virus reached the country.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a Malaysian man aged 56 was the primary death today. He had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidneys, heart ailments and stroke. He died at Hospital Sg Buloh.
Malaysia’s 457th Covid-19 fatality was a 68-year-old woman who died at Hospital Raja Perempuan Zainab II in Kota Baru, Kelantan. She too had a history of high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic kidney problems.
The state with the highest new infections today is Selangor at 747 cases. From this, 625 are from the active clusters.
At the meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur is in second place with 360 cases and Pahang third with 288 cases.
The increase in cases in Pahang has direct associates with the Tembok Mempaga prison cluster with 282 cases, Dr Noor Hisham said.
He said 307 cases links to existing clusters in lockups, prison depots, and immigration depots. These include the Jalan Harapan prison cluster (nine cases), Tembok Gajah (nine cases), Tembok (three cases), Pagar Siput (three cases) and Tawau GK (one case).
Dr Noor Hisham said 117 patients are under intensive care, and 55 need ventilators.
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