COVID-19 Deaths In Malaysia Cross 600 Mark Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR: Deaths from COVID-19 in the country have crossed the 600-case mark with another seven fatalities reported today, bringing the total to 601 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the deaths today involved three victims in Selangor, two in Johor and one each in Kedah and Negeri Sembilan.

The youngest victim was a 32-year-old local woman in Selangor but there were no details on her underlying health condition while the oldest victim was a 93-year-old man in Kedah who was suffering from diabetes, hypertension as well as chronic kidney and heart problems.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 3,339 new cases reported today with 3,324 of them being local transmissions while the remaining cases were imported.

“The rise in daily cases takes the cumulative COVID-19 cases to 158,434 while active cases with infectivity are now at 37,782,” he said in a statement on the development of COVID-19 today.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham said there were 2,676 recoveries reported today, bringing the cumulative recovery cases to 120,051 or 75.8 per cent of the overall total cases.

He also announced that there were 10 new clusters detected today with six of them being workplace clusters and a family day event cluster with history of interstate travelling from Selangor.

The Jalan Pandan Indah Cluster recorded 77 cases, DTI Sepang 2 Cluster (80 cases),  Taman Ikan Jinak Cluster (21 cases), Jalan Mawila Cluster (15 cases) and Jalan Perak Cluster with 35 cases.

The Jalan Menerung Cluster reported 23 cases, Jalan Yap Construction Site Cluster (21 cases), Rantau Lada Cluster (19 cases), Pantai Peringgit Cluster (24 cases) and Jalan Mohammad Salleh Cluster with 12 cases, he said.

To date, there were 651 overall total clusters while 359 clusters had been closed including three today namely Bayam Indah Cluster, Jesselton Construction Site Cluster and Andalas Cluster, he added.

With that, the number of active clusters being monitored is 292 and from the total, 86 clusters reported new cases today, he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also said there are 240 active positive COVID-19 cases in intensive care units and 93 of them require respiratory assistance.