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Malaysia's new Covid-19 cases rise to fourth-highest daily figure of 4,855

KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): Daily new Covid-19 cases rose to 4,855 — the fourth-highest number of infections reported in a single day — bringing Malaysia's total cases to 458,077, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) on Twitter.

After 4,765 new cases were reported yesterday, today marked the second straight day that infections breached the 4,000 mark. Only three cases were imported.

New infections continued to outpace recoveries, which rose to 3,347 from 3,124 cases yesterday. Total recoveries increased to 414,707 or 90.53% of all infections.

Meanwhile, 27 people were reported to have succumbed to the virus, bringing the country's death toll to 1,788 or 0.39% of all infections.

Active cases rose to 41,582 (9.08% of overall infections) from 40,101 reported yesterday.

Patients being treated in intensive care rose to 481, while the number of cases on ventilators also went up slightly to 247.

Selangor continued to lead among the states with the most new infections at 1,783, down from 2,082 yesterday.

This was followed by Kuala Lumpur with 521 new cases and Johor with 467, while Penang and Sarawak were tied in the fourth place with 395 each.

Eight new clusters detected

The MoH reported eight new clusters today, including five workplace clusters, two community clusters and one religious cluster.

The workplace clusters were the Jalan Tropika Industri cluster in Johor Baru (14 cases), Jalan Suasa Industri in Johor Baru (12), Jalan Chain Ferry in Seberang Perai Utara and Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang (14), Jalan Keretapi Lama in Kuala Selangor (24), and Lima Jalan Kebun in Klang and Kuala Langat (11). 

All of these clusters involved factory workers — except for the Jalan Chain Ferry cluster, which involved workers of a supermarket along the cluster's namesake.

On the other hand, the two new community clusters were Kongsi Lapan in Tawau, Sabah (11 cases), and Jalan Lilin in Miri and Lawas, Sarawak (22).

The religious cluster, Tanjung Rimau, was in Alor Gajah, Melaka (14 cases).

Meanwhile, the ministry declared that 13 clusters were ended today, bringing the country's total number of ended clusters to 1,391.

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