Health DG: 2,232 New Infections Push Active Cases Closer To 30,000

KUALA LUMPUR: The number of active COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has drawn closer to 30,000 after 2,232 new cases were reported today, with Selangor still leading in daily figures, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

He said Selangor reported 557 new cases (25 per cent of daily total), with 404 cases (72.5 per cent) from clusters and screening of close contacts in the field.

“This is followed by Johor with 396 cases (17.7 per cent) and Sabah with 374 cases (16.8 per cent). 

“The new cases today have pushed the cumulative figure for COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia to 138,224, while the total number for active cases is 28,554,” he said in a statement today.

Dr Noor Hisham said six of the new cases were imported while 2,226 were local transmissions, involving 1,769 Malaysians (79.5 per cent) and the rest foreigners.