KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Nov 2020:
Malaysia recorded 1,309 new Covid-19 cases today with Kuala Lumpur having the highest number of cases at 473, followed by Sabah (290) and Selangor (238).
Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the cumulative number of positive cases in the country to date was 64,485, of which 11,481 were currently active.
“Of the total number of new cases, there is one import case from abroad while 1,308 cases are from local transmissions,” he said in a statement today.
He said 1,333 patients had recovered and were discharged today, taking the total number of recovered cases so far to 52,647.
Dr Noor Hisham said three Covid-19-related deaths were reported, namely two local men from Perak and Negeri Sembilan respectively, and a non-citizen woman in Sabah, bringing the cumulative number of deaths in the country due to the disease, to 357.
He said there were currently 116 cases being treated at the intensive care unit with 42 requiring respiratory assistance, while four new clusters were also discovered today, namely the Sungai Mulia Construction Site Cluster in Kuala Lumpur, Batu Lima Cluster in Sabah, Yayasan Cluster in Selangor and Hilir Cluster in Kelantan.
He said for Kuala Lumpur, the cluster was known as the Tapak Bina Sungai Mulia cluster in Titiwangsa district in which the early cases were confirmed positive today as a result of workplace screening at a construction site. “To date, a total of 124 people were tested, of which 23 were confirmed Covid-19 positive.”
The index case for the Batu Lima cluster in Kota Kinabalu district in Sabah was reported positive on Nov 19 from screening symptomatic individuals and so far, 118 people were screened with 49 cases confirmed positive in the cluster.
Dr Noor Hisham said for the Yayasan cluster in Klang district, Selangor, the index case was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Nov 20, also from screening symptomatic individuals and to date, 190 people were tested with 21 cases confirmed positive.
On the Hilir cluster, he said it involved four districts in Kelantan, namely, Kota Bharu, Tumpat, Bachok and Pasir Puteh.
“The index case was reported Covid-19 positive on Nov 24 from screening a symptomatic individual and so far, a total of 975 individuals were tested, with 21 cases confirmed positive.”
Dr Noor Hisham said with the additional four new clusters, the total clusters reported as of today was 359, with 183 clusters active.
Meanwhile, he said the Megah cluster involving Sandakan district in Sabah was declared closed today, bringing the total clusters closed to 176.