PETALING JAYA: A total of 52,040 sporadic Covid-19 cases were recorded as of Saturday (June 5), says Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
Dr Noor Hisham said the increase in sporadic cases were recorded beginning April 3 with 8,968 cases.
Dr Noor Hisham also said Covid-19 deaths were on the rise at the same time with 35 cases recorded.
According to Dr Noor Hisham, the rise in sporadic cases and deaths were due to the emergence of new variants in the community with high infectivity and mortality levels.
“Therefore, the Health Ministry urges the community to take this situation seriously, ” he said in a statement on Sunday (June 6).
He added that transmissions took place in the community, including in shopping malls and workplaces.
Dr Noor Hisham said the society must understand that anyone can contract Covid-19 at any place, urging Malaysians to continue to abide by the SOPs set by the Health Ministry to curb Covid-19.
“Protect your family, yourself, and the community in our war against this pandemic, ” he said.
“The Health Ministry would like to urge everyone to play their role in helping the government in breaking the chain of Covid-19 infections in the country, ” he added.