Health Ministry: Malaysia’s daily Covid-19 cases remain below 5,000 for second day in row

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A passenger dons a face mask during a ride on the LRT train in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
A passenger dons a face mask during a ride on the LRT train in Kuala Lumpur June 1, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced another 4,743 new Covid-19 cases in Malaysia today, a rise of 132 from yesterday’s 4,611.

This brings the cumulative number of cases to 705,762 since the pandemic arrived in the country.

Its director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah on Twitter said that in terms of state, Selangor still leads in terms of the highest number of infections with 1,566, followed by Kuala Lumpur at 635, and Negri Sembilan at 585.

Sarawak was the next highest with 507 cases, ahead of Johor (239), Penang (195), Sabah (193), Melaka (167), Kelantan (165), Kedah (142), Pahang (131), Labuan (104), Perak (68), Terengganu (37), Putrajaya (seven), and Perlis (two).

Dr Noor Hisham also reported 21 more Covid-19 clusters, including 13 from workplaces, five within the general community, and one each in a detention, education and a religious centre.

He added that the clusters with the highest increase in new cases today are the Sungai Long Seripa cluster (35 cases), Jalan Kepong Usaha cluster (29 cases) and Jalan Maju Lima cluster (23 cases).

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