Some respite for Malaysia as daily Covid-19 cases decline by 2,000

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People shop for groceries at the Mydin Mall USJ 1 in Subang Jaya May 29, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
People shop for groceries at the Mydin Mall USJ 1 in Subang Jaya May 29, 2021. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 30 — The Health Ministry has today recorded a dip in new Covid-19 infections with 6,999 cases, from yesterday’s record-high of 9,020 since the pandemic began.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has, in an update on Twitter, said that Selangor remains the state with the highest number of infections at 2,477 cases.

“Followed by that is Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur at 616 cases, Kelantan with 612 cases, Sarawak 513, Negri Sembilan with 468 cases, Johor with 433 cases and Kedah with 422 cases,” he said on the Twitter update.

Other states like Penang, Perak, Melaka, Pahang, Terengganu respectively recorded over 200 cases while Sabah and Labuan below 200.

“Putrajaya and Perlis recorded the lowest cases respectively at 13 and seven,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham also reported there were 79 deaths today. This brings the total of cumulative deaths to 2,729.

As for updates on clusters, Dr Noor Hisham said there are 17 new clusters, mostly detected at workplaces and communities, followed by education institutions and religious activities.

“The number of active clusters is now 635, while 1,528 clusters ended their infection period.

“As of now there are 2,163 cumulative clusters,” he said.

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