Covid-19: Malaysia records 2,192 new cases with six more deaths

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 22): Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dropped to 2,192 from 3,297 reported on Sunday, bringing the cumulative confirmed infections to 285,761.

Six more Covid-19 related deaths were recorded involving five Malaysians and one foreigner. The country’s Covid-19 death toll increased further to 1,062, according to the Health Ministry.

Two deaths were reported in Selangor, and one each in Pahang, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak, noted health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

According to his statement, Selangor topped the list with most new Covid-19 infections at 910. Of these, 742 cases or 81.5% were confirmed from Covid-19 clusters and screening of close contacts of Covid-19 positive patients.

Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur has the second most new cases today at 303, followed by Sarawak with 221 cases, Johor (211), Perak (148), Penang (135), Negeri Sembilan (64), Kelantan (28), Kedah (26), Melaka (14) Pahang (seven), Putrajaya (seven), Terengganu (four) and Perlis (four).

A total of 109 cases reported today were linked to Covid-19 clusters involving prisons and detention centres. These are Tembok Tapah cluster in Perak (39 cases), the Tembok Bendera cluster in Perak (26 cases), the Jalan Harapan prison cluster in Selangor (25), the Tembok Pengkalan Chepa cluster in Kelantan (nine), the Tembok Bukit Besi cluster in Terengganu (six), the Tembok Taiping cluster in Perak (two), the Tembok Sungai Udang cluster in Melaka (one), and the DTI Sepang cluster in Selangor (one).

According to Dr Noor Hisham, 3,414 individuals recovered from the coronavirus today. The daily number of new recovery cases has surpassed the new infections for 12 straight days. This raised the total recoveries to 252,623 or 88.4% of overall infections.

Active cases dropped further to 32,076, with 199 patients in intensive care units, 91 of whom need ventilators to breathe.

Selangor, so far, is the state with the highest number of confirmed cases at 95,305, followed by Sabah (52,174), Johor (34,024) and Kuala Lumpur (33,643).

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