2,776 new Covid-19 cases detected in the country

PETALING JAYA: There were 2,776 new Covid-19 cases detected in the country, including three which were imported, says Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

The Health director-general noted 762 cases were recorded in Selangor, with 557 detected from existing clusters and screening of close contacts.

Sarawak and Kelantan recorded 615 and 343 cases, respectively.

He also said 17 cases were from the prison and the detention clusters involving the Kampung Selamat (16 cases) and Pagar Sri Lalang (one case) clusters.

Meanwhile 12 new clusters had been detected.

These clusters include four workplace, four community, two education, a religious and a detention centre.

Johor recorded three new clusters –Tapak Bina Tanjung Kupang, Jalan Raja Bukit Pasir and Jalan Impian Emas 17.

Sarawak also recorded the same number – Pondok Belaga, Jalan Sebauh-Bintulu, and Sungai Senibung.

Penang recorded two clusters – Jalan Arumugam Pillai and the Kampung Selamat cluster.

Similarly, Melaka also recorded two clusters – the Kota Syahbandar and Jalan Kesidang cluster.

Selangor and Kelantan recorded one cluster each – Kampung Batu Sembilan and Kampung Pangkal Chuit, respectively.

The country also discharged 1,803 Covid-19 patients, bringing the cumulative discharge cases to 369,556.

Active Covid-19 infections now stand at 24,713 cases.

Currently, 300 patients are in intensive care, with 133 requiring ventilator support.

The country also recorded 13 deaths, bringing the death toll to 1,449 cases.

Six fatalities were in Sarawak, followed by Selangor (three), Sabah (two), and one case each in Kelantan and Johor.

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/04/27/2776-new-covid-19-cases-detected-in-the-country

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