Wednesday, February 17, 2021

2,720 more cases as recoveries hit new high

5,718 patients discharged take total recoveries to 224,053.

Other News

Arrested man a ‘close family friend’, not aide, says ex-minister

Xavier Jayakumar distances himself from being implicated in a corruption probe involving his former ministry.

Anwar beritahu saya dia tidak mampu kawal ‘budak-budak jahatnya’, kata Mahathir

Bekas perdana menteri memberikan sedikit bayangan mengenai pertemuan peribadi dengan lelaki yang dinamakan untuk menggantikan tempatnya.

Govt to sign vaccine procurement deal with Johnson & Johnson

Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says clinical information on the vaccine so far has been positive.

Anwar told me he couldn’t rein in his ‘naughty boys’, says Mahathir

The former prime minister gives a glimpse of his private meetings with the man named to succeed him.

Dubai princess says being held against her will by her father

Latifa's friends have voiced concern that secret messages from her have stopped coming,

Another 2,720 Covid-19 cases were recorded today, taking total confirmed infections in the country to 269,165.

Selangor recorded 1,300 cases followed by Johor (451), Kuala Lumpur (318), Sarawak (193) and Sabah (132).

Penang recorded 72 cases, Perak 69, Negeri Sembilan 64, Kedah 38, Terengganu 26, Pahang 19, Kelantan 17, Melaka 14, Putrajaya six and Labuan one.

Active cases stand at 44,129 with 253 in the ICU and 118 in need of respiratory assistance.

Nineteen more clusters were detected:

1. Rawang Bestari (Gombak and Hulu Selangor in Selangor; 594 screened, 45 positive)
2. Jalan Lazuardi (Petaling in Selangor; 61 screened, 24 positive(
3. Jalan Industri Dua Belas (Petaling in Selangor; 123 screened, 17 positive)
4. Jalan Industri Tiga (Gombak in Selangor; 157 screened, 16 positive)
5. Industri Cyber (Kulai in Johor; 315 screened, 161 positive)
6. Jalan Pelepas Empat (Johor Bahru in Johor; 255 screened, 87 positive)
7. Wawasan Kulai (Kulai and Kota Tinggi in Johor; 220 screened, 68 positive)
8. Package Pengerang (Kota Tinggi in Johor; 157 screened, 10 positive)
9. Tapak Bina Jalan Segambut (Kepong in Kuala Lumpur; 483 screened, 173 positive)
10. Univista (Samarahan and Kuching in Sarawak; 184 screened, 45 positive)
11. Gelong (Kapit in Sarawak; 86 screened, 14 positive)
12. Jalan Geronggang (Sibu in Sarawak; 41 screened, all positive)
13. Kampung Sungai Maong (Kuching in Sarawak; 50 screened, 18 positive)
14. Kidurong Dua (Bintulu in Sarawak; 74 screened, 12 positive)
15. Jalan Apas Empat (Tawau and Kalabakan in Sabah; 390 screened, 22 positive)
16. Simpang Tiga (Kota Belud, Kota Marudu and Pitas in Sabah; 53 screened, 25 positive)
17. Jalan Kayu Manis (Manjung in Perak; 34 screened, 12 positive)
18. Jalan Day (Kota Setar and Kubang Pasir in Kedah; 109 screened, 12 positive)
19. Jengka Tujuh (Maran and Jerantut in Pahang; 182 screened, 20 positive)

Nine others ended, leaving 499 active clusters across the country.

Another 5,718 patients were discharged, bringing total recoveries to 224,053.

However, eight more deaths were reported, pushing the virus toll to 983.

Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates:

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news and analyses.

Related Articles

India’s Serum Institute asked to take back 1 million vaccine doses by South Africa

The vaccine appears to offer only limited protection against mild disease caused by the South African Covid-19 variant.

Japan starts vaccine rollout with healthcare workers

Japan has so far approved only the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, and started administering the first shots at a Tokyo hospital on Wednesday morning.

Singapore rolls out new budget boost for virus-hit businesses

The latest package of financial aid is on top of the nearly S$100 billion rolled out last year.

North Korea accused of hacking Pfizer for Covid-19 vaccine data

Many of the break-in attempts failed but Microsoft has warned that some have been successful.

Legal wrangle over on-again-off-again Dutch Covid curfew

The curfew, imposed in January, led to rioting in several Dutch cities.