Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Covid cases hit new high as numbers soar past 3,000 again

1,469 recoveries but four more deaths push toll to 559.

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Another 3,309 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 141,533.

Selangor recorded 1,007 cases of which 825 or 81.9% were from clusters and close contact screening.

This was followed by Johor (442), Sabah (409), Kuala Lumpur (326), Penang (317), Perak (241) and Sarawak (146).

Pahang recorded 96 cases, Kelantan 86, Negeri Sembilan 85, Kedah 62, Putrajaya 36, Melaka 21, Terengganu 20 and Labuan 15.

Active cases stand at 30,390 with 190 in the ICU and 83 in need of respiratory assistance.

Eleven new clusters were detected:

1. Jalan Manan (Klang in Selangor; 83 cases)
2. Persiaran Kuala (Petaling, Klang and Sabak Bernam in Selangor; 44 cases)
3. Udarama (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; 21 cases)
4. Iris (Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur; 11 cases)
5. Jalan Kiara (Kepong and Cheras in Kuala Lumpur; 22 cases)
6. Dialisis Batu (Titiwangsa, Cheras and Kepong in Kuala Lumpur; six cases)
7. Bukit Sekubong (Bintulu in Sarawak; 21 cases)
8. Kampung Badak (Bachok and Kota Bharu in Kelantan; 39 cases)
9. Taman Kesedar (Gua Musang in Kelantan; 14 cases)
10. Dialisis Putra (Presint 9 in Putrajaya; 10 cases)
11. Permint Harmoni (Kuala Terengganu in Terengganu; eight cases)

Eight others ended, leaving 261 active clusters across the country.

Another 1,469 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 110,584.

However, four more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 559.

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