Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases remain above 2,000 mark, Sarawak has most infections

Soo Wern Jun
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A health worker puts a test tube into biohazard plastic after collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, January 18, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon
A health worker puts a test tube into biohazard plastic after collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing in Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, January 18, 2021. — Picture by Shafwan Zaidon

KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The Health Ministry reported 2,341 new Covid-19 infections today, with the majority of cases detected in Sarawak.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a Twitter update said this brings the nation’s cumulative Covid-19 cases to 379,473.

“The state with the highest new Covid-19 infections is Sarawak at 600, followed by Selangor at 539 and Kelantan at 429,” he said.

Other states that recorded a fairly high number of new infections include Kuala Lumpur at 344 and Johor at 102.

The remaining states have maintained either double and single digits, with Putrajaya (three), Perlis (three) and Labuan (one) recording the lowest number of infections.

Dr Noor Hisham also reported three more deaths, two of which were Malaysians. The total number of deaths related to Covid-19 was now 1,389.

He said 249 Covid-19 patients were currently in intensive care including 95 who needed breathing assistance.

On Covid-19 infection clusters, Dr Noor Hisham said seven more were detected today.

“The clusters were detected among four communities, two educational institutions and one workplace,” he said.

Dr Hisham added that these clusters were detected in four states — Sarawak, Kuala Lumpur, Kelantan and Penang.

According to the statement, infection clusters which recorded the highest number of cases are Pulai Chondong (79), Kampung Domis (51) and Kluster Sungai Rian (47).

Of the 1,541 clusters detected to date, 340 were still considered active.

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