Covid-19: 2,717 new cases in Malaysia; 77pc recorded in Selangor, Sarawak, Kelantan, KL

Ida Lim
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Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the addition of the 2,717 Covid-19 cases brought the cumulative total in Malaysia so far to 390,252 cases. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the addition of the 2,717 Covid-19 cases brought the cumulative total in Malaysia so far to 390,252 cases. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 — Selangor, Sarawak, Kelantan and Kuala Lumpur topped the list nationwide today, with 77.14 per cent or 2,096 of the total 2,717 new Covid-19 cases recorded here.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the addition of the 2,717 Covid-19 cases today brought the cumulative total in Malaysia so far to 390,252 cases.

The highest numbers today were recorded in Selangor (768 cases), Sarawak (570), Kelantan (518), followed by Kuala Lumpur (240).

The rest include Penang at 134 cases, Sabah (132), Johor (126), while the rest were all below 100 ----- Perak (54), Terengganu (50), Kedah (34), Melaka (30), Negri Sembilan (27), Pahang (22), Putrajaya (11), Perlis at one case while Labuan recorded zero cases.

Out of the 2,717 cases, most of them are local transmissions at 2,691 cases while 26 of them are imported cases.

Today, a total of 2,292 cases were recorded as having recovered, with those who have been discharged now a cumulative 365,900 or representing 93.76 per cent of all the Covid-19 cases recorded in the nation so far.

A total of 11 deaths were recorded today in Malaysia, with the cumulative death toll from Covid-19 now standing at 1,426.

As of today, 22,926 Covid-19 cases are still active or undergoing treatment, including 272 in intensive care units and of which 124 require respiratory support.A total of 10 new clusters were identified today, namely seven involving transmissions at the workplace, two involving infections spread in the community and one involving a school in Kuala Lumpur.

Other than the school cluster, the rest of the clusters were spread out over Selangor, Perak, Penang, Terengganu, Pahang and Sabah.

The seven workplace clusters include Kluster Jalan Abdul Karim involving a factory in Klang, Selangor with 11 detected positive so far, Kluster Jalan Melor involving a company in Hulu Selangor, Selangor with seven testing positive, Kluster Lebuh Ipoh-Lumut involving a training centre in Lumut, Perak and involving the Kinta and Perak Tengah districts (17 positive), and Kluster Jalan Datoh involving a company in Ipoh and involving the Kinta district in Perak (12 positive).

The other workplace clusters are Kluster Tingkat Mak Mandin involving a factory in Butterworth and involving the Seberang Perai Utara district in Penang (13 positive), Kluster D’ Lahar involving a company in Besut, Terengganu (40 positive), and Kluster Desa Mawar involving a company in Rompin, Pahang (nine positive).

The two community clusters are Kluster Jalan Kolam Dua involving the Larut, Matang and Selama districts in Perak (eight positive) and Kluster Dambai Inanam involving a social event held at the Kampung Dambai Inanam in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and involving the state’s Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Penyu and Putatan districts (19 positive).

As for the school cluster which involves students of a school located at Jalan St Thomas, Kepong in Kuala Lumpur, 11 out of 96 individuals screened have tested positive. This cluster involves the Kepong, Cheras and Titiwangsa districts in Kuala Lumpur, the Gombak, Hulu Langat and Petaling districts in Selangor and the Raub district in Pahang.

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