Thursday, February 25, 2021

3 more deaths as cases stay in 4-digit zone

1,594 new cases, 1,181 recoveries.

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Another 1,594 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 106,690.

Selangor recorded 697 cases, of which 362 were from clusters, 231 from close contact screening and 104 from other screenings.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur (194), Johor (191), Negeri Sembilan (160) and Sabah (157).

Penang recorded 69, Perak 47, Kelantan 28, Melaka 14, Kedah 12, Pahang 11, Putrajaya nine, Terengganu three and Sarawak two.

Five new clusters were detected: Tapak Bina Jalan Gadang (Lembah Pantai and Cheras, Kuala Lumpur; 13 cases), Menara Sri (Cheras, Kepong, Lembah Pantai and Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur; 14 cases), Bukit Pasir (Muar, Johor; nine cases), Pintu Geng (Kota Bharu, Kelantan; 21 cases), and Putra 15 (Putrajaya; eight cases).

Four others ended – Putra-18, PTS Tawau, Tamar and Intan – leaving 214 active clusters in the country.

Active cases stand at 20,643 with 116 in the ICU and 53 in need of respiratory assistance.

Another 1,181 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 85,592.

However, three more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 455.

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