Malaysia’s New Covid-19 Cases Above 8,000 Again As Selangor Racks Up Over 3,000 Infections

Healthcare workers in protective suits are seen conducting Covid-19 testing in Ampang May 18, 2021. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, June 3 — New Covid-19 cases grew for a third consecutive day in Malaysia to hit 8,209 today.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said on Twitter that Selangor is still the state registering the most daily cases at 3,125, up from the 2,728 cases detected in the state yesterday.

Kuala Lumpur and Johor come in second and third respectively, with 801 and 752 cases each.

The remaining states recording new Covid-19 cases are: Sarawak (594), Negri Sembilan (574), Kelantan (414), Perak (384), Kedah (373), Melaka (322), Penang (303), Sabah (203), Pahang (135), Terengganu (127), Labuan (62), Putrajaya (33) and Perlis (five).

This brings the total number of Covid-19 cases reported in the country to 595,374 to date.

“Of today’s 8,209 new cases, 64 of them were imported from overseas. They involve 56 locals and eight foreigners,” Dr Noor Hisham said.

He added that 24 new Covid-19 clusters were detected in the country today, bringing the total number of active clusters to 683.

“Of the 24 new clusters, 19 involve workplaces, four were from community transmissions and one involves an educational institution,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham said that another 103 deaths were also recorded today, adding that 880 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units, with 440 of them needing ventilators.

On a brighter note, Dr Noor Hisham shared that 7,049 people have recovered from the deadly disease, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 508,947 or 85.5 per cent.

Source: https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2021/06/03/malaysias-new-covid-19-cases-above-8000-again-as-selangor-racks-up-over-300/1979308

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