Wednesday, February 24, 2021

12 more clusters as daily deaths hit new high

3,631 new cases reported while 18 deaths take toll to 660.

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Another 3,631 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 176,180.

Selangor recorded 782 cases, of which 574 or 73.4% were from clusters and close contact screening.

This was followed by Johor (466), Sabah (453) and Kuala Lumpur (435).

Sarawak recorded 229 cases, Penang 202, Negeri Sembilan 197, Terengganu 178, Kedah 166, Kelantan 161, and Perak 138.

Melaka recorded 82, Pahang 61, Putrajaya 39, Labuan 29 and Perlis 13.

Active cases stand at 42,814 with 251 in the ICU and 102 in need of respiratory assistance.

Twelve new clusters were detected:

1. Jalan Sungai Chandong (Klang in Selangor; 44 cases)
2. Putra Tujuh (Petaling in Selangor; 12 cases)
3. Jalan Perwira (Johor Bahru in Johor; 43 cases)
4. Jalan Skudai (Johor Bahru in Johor; 18 cases)
5. Jalan Indah Gemilang (Johor Bahru and Kota Tinggi in Johor; 13 cases)
6. Tembok Renggam (Kluang in Johor; 31 cases)
7. Selasih Perindu (Kulai in Johor; 106 cases)
8. Ladang Desa Jerocco (Kinabatangan in Sabah; 38 cases)
9. Serkam Tengah (Jasin, Alor Gajah and Melaka Tengah in Melaka; 31 cases)
10. Kampung Paya Siput (Temerloh in Pahang; 10 cases)
11. Tanjung Lumpur (Kuantan in Pahang; 11 cases)
12. Jalan Kinabenua (Labuan; eight cases)

Four others ended, leaving 335 active clusters throughout the country.

Another 2,554 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 132,706.

However, 18 more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 660.

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