354 Covid-19 cases, 6 deaths

PETALING JAYA: The health ministry has reported 354 Covid-19 cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 188 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 10,707.

At a press conference, Noor Hisham said the 354 new cases brought the total number of infections in the country to 14,722.

He said Sabah recorded the most cases with 274 while Selangor was the second highest at 24.

Kedah only recorded 10 cases after several days of triple-digit infections.

The six deaths brought the death toll to 152.

A total of 3,863 patients are still being treated, with 68 requiring intensive care and 25, respiratory assistance.

The six deceased were Malaysians between the ages of 54 and 68. They died at Hospital Tawau, Hospital Semporna and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Four of them had existing medical conditions, while two had no history of any chronic illnesses.

Only two of today’s infections were imported cases, involving Malaysians who returned from India and Oman.

Most of the cases in Sabah were detected from close-contact screenings (120) while the Ramai-Ramai cluster recorded 22 cases.

A total of 105 cases were detected in other Covid-19 screenings.

The Benteng LD cluster recorded 13 cases while six other clusters in the state recorded 14 more infections.

Seventeen cases in Selangor were detected from close-contact screenings while two were from the Benteng PK and Jalan Meru clusters. Two others were from other Covid-19 screenings.

Sarawak recorded 10 cases while Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Putrajaya, Perak and Labuan reported fewer than 10 cases each.

Twenty-three cases were individuals who returned from Sabah recently.