KUALA LUMPUR, May 10 — New Covid-19 case number saw a slight uptick from yesterday with 3,807 new infections reported over the last day, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed today.
He also reported 17 more Covid-19 related deaths over the same period, with 1,700 cumulative deaths to date, a fatality rate of 0.39 per cent.
The deaths were reported today in Selangor, Sarawak, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka, Kedah and Kelantan, involving 16 locals and a foreigner, all aged from 48 to 92.
Selangor again had the highest number of new infections with 1,149 cases, followed by Sarawak with 649, and Kelantan with 329 new positive cases.
This was followed by Kuala Lumpur with 320 cases, Johor with 257, and 245 in Penang.
This brings the country’s total Covid-19 cases to 444,484 Covid-19 to date, with 37,396 currently active cases.
Dr Noor Hisham in his statement later revealed that 434 of these patients are being treated in intensive care units as of noon today, with 224 of them requiring breathing assistance. Both were new record highs for ICU and ventilator usage.
Also reported were 19 new clusters detected nationwide including seven from workplaces, five from religious gatherings, five clusters of community infections, and two clusters from educational institutions.
The workplace clusters are the Balakong Jaya Tiga and Jalan Raja Musa clusters in Selangor, the Jalan Maharani cluster in Johor, the Bukit Minyak Lapan cluster in Penang, the Dah Empat Kota cluster in Kedah, the Kompleks Empat cluster in Sabah, and the Gudang Genting cluster in Pahang.
Clusters attributed to religious activities are the Desa Kemuning and Jalan Haji Alias clusters in Klang, Selangor, the Pekan Pasir Mas cluster in Kelantan, the Jalan Kesyukuran cluster in Johor, and the Dah Lalang cluster in Kedah.
Of the five community clusters, two were in Sarawak; the Ulu Anap and Emperan clusters, the Kampung Sawah cluster in Johor, the Pelagat Tiga cluster in Terengganu, and the Parit Lama cluster in Perak.
The final two clusters involving educational institutions are the Jalan Jurutera cluster in Selangor and the Jalan Baling cluster in Perak.
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