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GENERAL

COVID: Daily new cases remain above 2000

17/04/2021 08:25 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 17 -- Malaysia’s new COVID-19 cases remained above the 2,000 mark when 2,331 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total so far to 372,859 cases.

The number of daily cases dropped from 2,551 cases yesterday.

According to Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah’s twitter post, Selangor led with the highest number today with 751 cases, followed by Sarawak (512) and Kuala Lumpur (252).

Kelantan recorded 225 cases; Sabah (163); Penang (116); Johor (100); Negeri Sembilan (89); Kedah (45); Perak (42); and Pahang (20).

Melaka registered nine new cases; Putrajaya (four); Labuan (two); and Perlis (one) and no new cases were reported in Terengganu in the last 24 hours.

In a statement issued later, Dr Noor Hisham said 1,832 recovered cases were reported today, bringing the cumulative total to 352,395.

However, five fatalities were recorded involving locals aged between 61 and 86, two cases each in  Selangor and Sabah and one in Sarawak, bringing the death toll to 1,370.

Active cases with infectivity now stand at 19,094 and 225 cases are being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 92 requiring respiratory support.

Dr Noor Hisham said eight new clusters were identified, four of which were workplace clusters, three were detected in schools or educational institutions and one in the community.

The workplace clusters are Jalan Ding Lik Kwong (Sarawak); Jalan Damai Tawau (Sabah); Bukit Quoin (Sabah); Jalan Wawasan Lima (Johor); school or educational institution clusters known as Ulu Balingian (Sarawak); Jalan Disa (Sarawak); Jalan Maktab (Selangor); and the community cluster is Seri Kuantan (Pahang).

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