KUCHING, Jan 14: Ministry of Health (MOH) disclosed the country recorded the highest number of new positive Covid-19 cases with a total of 3,337 cases reported nationwide, today.
According to MOH director-general Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement, it is the highest number of cases recorded compared to the cases recorded in Jan 12, 2021 (3,309 cases).
“Out of the total number of new cases reported today, seven were imported cases, while the rest are local transmission involving 2,142 Malaysian and 1,188 foreigners.
“This brings the total cumulative number cases involving Covid-19 in the country to 147,855 cases, with a total of 33,989 cases still active,” he said.
Dr. Noor Hisham noted the highest number of cases were recorded in Selangor with a total of 1,036 cases, followed by Johor with a total of 460 cases, Sabah (389), Kuala Lumpur (257), Pulau Pinang (180), Sarawak (180), Negeri Sembilan (169), Pahang (113), Perak (92), Terengganu (89), Kedah (86), Kelantan (85), Melaka (85), Labuan (34), Putrajaya (24) and Perlis (four).
Currently, he said, a total of 196 cases are being treated in the hospital intensive care unit (ICU) with 86 cases under respiratory assistance.
“Today, an additional of 15 death cases due Covid-19 were also recorded in Sabah (eight cases), Selangor (three), Johor (two), Putrajaya (one) and Negeri Sembilan (one), involving a total of 13 Malaysian and two foreigners.
“This brings the total cumulative of death cases involving Covid-19 recorded in the country to 578 cases (0.39 per cent),” he added.
On the same note, Dr. Noor Hisham revealed a total of seven new clusters were identified in six states involving a total of 366 individuals, who are tested positive for Covid-19.
“The cluster are namely Jalan Selayang cluster (84 positive cases) in Selangor, Tropika (55) and Pasir Barat (92) clusters in Johor, Bina Dutamas construction (18) and Jalan Pahang (six) clusters in Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Rantau-Siliau cluster (96) in Negeri Sembilan, and Intan Mas cluster (15) in Perak,” he said. – DayakDaily.