New Covid-19 cases at 2,364 today, 10 more deaths

Yiswaree Palansamy
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File photo of an army personnel receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Hospital Angkatan Tentera (HAT) Tuanku Mizan in Kuala Lumpur February 26, 2021. ― Bernama pic
File photo of an army personnel receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Hospital Angkatan Tentera (HAT) Tuanku Mizan in Kuala Lumpur February 26, 2021. ― Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — Malaysia registered 2,364 new Covid-19 cases today, with recoveries exceeding infections at 3,320 cases.

Of the 2,364 new cases, only one person was infected while abroad.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also said that 10 patients have died, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 1,121 cases.

Those still under hospital intensive care treatment total 190 patients, 99 who are in need of ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced eight new clusters today: Jalan Scientex Jaya, Jalan Mega Teknologi, Jalan Permas Sembilan, Jalan Gemilang Satu, Jalan Tampoi Besi, Kampung Pulau Raja, Jalan Tasek Avenue and Buloh.

The first five clusters are from Johor while the other three from Kelantan, Perak and Sarawak respectively.

Today’s additions bring the total number of Covid-19 clusters in the country to 1,129.

Of the eight, seven are workplace clusters, with the exception of Buloh which is a community cluster.

“Selangor reported the most number of new daily cases at 862 (3.5 per cent). Of this number, 704 cases (81.7 per cent) are from clusters and Covid-19 close contact screenings which were actively conducted in the field.

“This is followed by Johor with 341 cases (13.3 per cent) and Perak 305 cases (12.9 per cent).

“Meanwhile, the 52 cases (2.2 per cent) reported are linked to prison clusters involving the Tembok Tapah cluster (29 cases), Tembok Pengkalan Chepa cluster (13 cases), Seberang Perai Prison cluster (four cases), Tembok Mempaga cluster (three cases), Tembok Bukit Besi cluster (one case), Telok Mas cluster (one case) and the Tembok Taiping cluster (one case),” Dr Noor Hisham added.

He also advised the public not to be lax now that the nationwide Covid-19 immunisation programme has begun.

Dr Noor Hisham said all the standard operating procedures, testings and screening activities for new infections, contact tracings, and isolation of those suspected to be infected with the virus should continue.

He said this also includes border control measures.

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