More than half of new Covid-19 cases from Klang Valley

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 3,926 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a slight drop from the 4,503 recorded the previous day.

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The Klang Valley remained the largest contributor of new cases, making up more than half the daily numbers with 1,167 cases logged in Selangor, 939 in Kuala Lumpur and 92 in Putrajaya.

The rest of the cases comprised 331 in Perak, 249 in Sabah, 244 in Negri Sembilan, 223 in Penang, 151 in Melaka, 142 in Kedah, 108 in Johor, 80 in Sarawak, 71 in Pahang, 61 in Kelantan, 32 in Terengganu, 24 in Labuan and 12 in Perlis.

There were 3,542 recoveries reported yesterday. Four deaths were also registered, with one brought-in-dead case.

As of July 28, a total 4,668,139 people in Malaysia had been infected, of which 4,584,907 individuals recovered from the infection, 35,946 cases died while 47,296 are currently still positive.

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Of the active cases, 45,657 patients are undergoing home quarantine, 1,539 individuals are hospitalised, 60 cases being treated at intensive care units (ICU) and 30 people being monitored at the Covid-19 quarantine and treatment centres (PKRC).

A total 548 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital yesterday. This brought the Covid-19 designated beds utilisation rate to 25.3 per cent while 16.1 per cent of ICU beds and 23.7 per cent of PKRC beds are utilised.

The Health Ministry has also identified one new high-risk group cluster – the Jalan Padang Golf 4 cluster – in Hulu Selangor, Selangor yesterday.

There are 11 cases linked to this cluster with a 50 per cent positivity rate.-NST


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