Close to 3,000 Covid-19 cases with 8 deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia continued to record close to 3,000 new Covid-19 infections today with 2,847 cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this brings Malaysia's total infections to 387,535, with 22,512 active cases.

Of the new cases, he said four were imported involving all foreigners, adding that 2,601 Malaysians and 242 non-citizens contributed to the local transmissions.

"Selangor topped the list of states with 748 new infections. Of the total, 602 cases were linked to clusters and detected through close contact screenings.

"This is followed by Sarawak which reported 717 cases and Kelantan, 476 cases," he said in a statemen today.

Dr Noor Hisham said 62 cases reported today were related to prisons and immigration detention centres.

A total of 56 cases were from DTL Lenggeng cluster, four from Telok Mas cluster, from Tembok Pengkalan Chepa cluster and Jalan Salleh cluster.

Other states with three-digit figures were Kuala Lumpur (302), Johor (130) and Negri Sembilan (105). Perlis is the only state with no new cases reported.

He said Malaysia also reported eight more fatalities involving two deaths at Kelantan, Sabah, Sarawak and Kuala Lumpur, taking the toll to 1,415.

The deceased were seven Malaysians, aged between 32 and 85 and a 30-year-old foreigner.

Meanwhile, he said a total of 2,341 patients had recovered, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 363,608.

Currently, 260 Covid-19 patients are being treated in intensive care units with 125 of them on ventilators.

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