Friday, March 5, 2021

New cases soar to 2,188

1,623 cases reported in Selangor.

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Another 2,188 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 58,847.

Of these, 1,623 cases were reported in Selangor. A total of 1,511 cases or 93.1% came from the Teratai cluster.

This was followed by Sabah (232), Perak (112) and Kuala Lumpur (90).

Negeri Sembilan recorded 73 cases, Johor 19, Penang 15, Kedah 14, Kelantan six, Melaka two, and Sarawak and Labuan one each.

Active cases stand at 14,353 with 112 in the ICU and 49 in need of respiratory assistance.

A new high of 1,673 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 44,153.

However, four more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 341.

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