Health Ministry: Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases hover in the high 5,000 range for second consecutive day

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Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam June 24, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana
Healthcare workers collect swab samples to test for Covid-19 at the Selcare Clinic in Shah Alam June 24, 2021. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The Ministry of Health announced 5,812 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24-hour period.

This means Malaysia has recorded nearly 6,000 cases for two consecutive days, with new infections 5,841 the day before.

In terms of states, its director general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor topped the list once more with 2,187 new cases, followed by Kuala Lumpur (771) and Sarawak (673).

Negri Sembilan was the next highest with 658 cases, ahead of Penang (270), Melaka (223), Johor (196), Kedah (186), Pahang (139), Labuan (123), Kelantan (98), Perak (72), Terengganu (46) and Putrajaya (14).

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 21 new Covid-19 clusters, including 18 from workplaces, two within the general community and one in a detention centre.

He added that the clusters with the highest increase in new cases today are the Tapak Bina Matahari 2 (142 cases), Industri SS Lapan Dua (115 cases) and Industri Jalan Seruling 59 (70 cases).

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