KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 2,433 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the country today with nine more casualties, while five new clusters were detected, according to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
With 1,277 more recoveries, the cumulative number of those who had been cured of COVID-19 in Malaysia is 108,109, or 79.5 per cent of the total number of cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said 135,992 positive cases had been detected in the country to date, while 27,332 cases were still active.
“Of the total number of new cases reported today, seven are imported from abroad, while 2,426 are local transmissions.
“Of the local transmissions, 1,784 cases involve Malaysian citizens, and 642 cases are of non-citizens,” he said in a statement today.
He said Selangor reported the highest number of new daily cases with 730, followed by Sabah (403) and Johor (321).
Dr Noor Hisham said the death toll today involved six men including two non-citizens, as well as three Malaysian women – aged between 37 and 94 – from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sabah.
There are also 171 COVID-19 cases being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with 76 requiring respiratory assistance.
Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said there were five new clusters detected today, namely the Cyber Construction Site Cluster, Texmile Cluster and Jalan Sibuga Cluster; as well as two cross-state clusters, namely the Alor Durian Cluster and Wakaf Lanas Cluster.
The Cyber Construction Site Cluster which involves the districts of Sepang, Petaling, Klang, and Hulu Langat in Selangor recorded 67 positive cases; The Texmile Cluster in Gombak, Selangor (19 cases), while the Jalan Sibuga Cluster in Sandakan, Sabah, recorded nine cases.
Apart from that, the Alor Durian Cluster in Tumpat and Kota Bahru, Kelantan recorded 17 cases and the Wakaf Lanas Cluster in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan with 11 cases.
Dr Noor Hisham said the clusters that had ended today were Bandar Impian Cluster, Indah Mas Cluster, Kubota Cluster, Batu Tiga Cluster, Red House Cluster, Sri Jujur Cluster, and PTS Sibuga Cluster.
“This brings the total number of active clusters being monitored to 254, and out of them, 65 clusters reported an increase in the number of cases today.