New Covid-19 cases drop for second straight day, as Malaysia records 6,824 infections

A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test at Dewan Seri Siantan in Selayang May 19, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test at Dewan Seri Siantan in Selayang May 19, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 — A total of 6,824 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded today, marking a second consecutive day of falling new infections.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a tweet, said that Selangor still maintains the highest number of new Covid-19 cases at 2,111.

This is followed by Kelantan with 695 cases and Sarawak with 654 cases.

The new Covid-19 cases in the other states and federal territories are: Johor (489), Kedah (464), Kuala Lumpur (387), Melaka (352), Penang (328), Perak (255), Negri Sembilan (253), Pahang (219), Sabah (207), Terengganu (204), Labuan (166), Putrajaya (28) and Perlis (12).

This brings the total cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country to 572,357.

Dr Noor Hisham said that of today’s 6,824 new cases, only three were imported into the country and that the remaining 6,821 cases were from local transmissions.

He added that 67 deaths were also recorded today, and that 851 Covid-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care units, with 422 needing ventilators.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 25 new Covid-19 clusters have been identified today, bringing the total number of active clusters in the country to 655.

“Of the 25 clusters, 14 are related to workplaces, nine from community transmissions and one each from a higher education institution and a high risk group,” he said.

 

 

 

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