KUALA LUMPUR, April 29 ― Another 3,332 more Covid-19 infections have been added to Malaysia’s tally, making it a second day above the 3,000-case mark.
Today’s case numbers also came after Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah confirmed that he has contracted Covid-19.
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah disclosed that Selangor remained the state with the most new cases at 1,083, ahead of Sarawak with 522 and Kelantan with 401.
Other states that recorded new cases are Kuala Lumpur (359), Johor (207), Penang (158), Sabah (131), Negri Sembilan (111), Kedah (105), Pahang (92), Perak (91), Melaka (43), Terengganu (19), Putrajaya (nine) and Perlis (one).
This brings the total number of active Covid-19 cases in Malaysia to 28,093.
Dr Noor Hisham also announced that there have been 15 new deaths from Covid-19 recorded today, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,492.
Of the 15 deaths, 14 were locals between the ages of 47 and 91 with the majority of them having severe pre-existing health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.
“There are currently 309 Covid-19 patients being treated in the ICU, with 147 of them needing a ventilator to help them breathe,” he said.
On a positive note, Dr Noor Hisham said that 1,943 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the virus, bringing the cumulative number of recoveries to 375,340.
Dr Noor Hisham added that 12 new Covid-19 clusters were discovered today.
He said that three of the 12 new clusters involve educational institutions, namely the Tabuan Jaya, Batu Lada and Jalan Abdul Rahman Andak clusters, with a total of 55 positive cases among them.
The remaining new clusters are called the Sileng Dayak, Kampung Pemanok, Raub Jaya, Jalan RP Tiga, Jalan Tiga Belas-Tiga, Jalan Adika Raja, Kampung Parit Bunga and Jalan Pokok Assam clusters.