COVID: New Cases Rise Above 2,000 Again

KUALA LUMPUR: The country’s new COVID-19 cases are on the rise, with 2,551 cases reported in the past 24 hours, compared with 2,148 cases yesterday.

Sarawak recorded the highest number of new cases, with 960 cases, followed by Selangor (590) and Kuala Lumpur (245).

According to the official Twitter account of the Health director-general, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, Kelantan recorded 164 cases; Sabah (143); Johor (121); Penang (91); Negeri Sembilan (53); Perak (49); Pahang (47); Kedah (35); and Melaka (28).

A total of 16 new cases were recorded in Terengganu while Putrajaya reported six cases, Perlis two, and Labuan with one case in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Dr Noor Hisham, in his statement, said that 1,524 recovered cases were reported, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 350,563, while two more deaths were recorded involving locals.

Active cases with infectivity are currently at 18,600, while 227 cases require treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 91 of these requiring respiratory assistance.

He said that seven new clusters had been identified involving three workplaces and two detention centres, as well as one community cluster and one education cluster.

The workplace clusters are the Jalan Sultan Iskandar Cluster in Sarawak; Jalan Balakong (Selangor) and Jalan Kia Peng (Kuala Lumpur); while the detention centre clusters are the DTI Sandakan Cluster in Sabah and Lenggeng Cluster (Negeri Sembilan).

The community cluster identified is the Jepak Cluster in Sarawak, while the education cluster is the Sri Layang Cluster in Pahang.