MCO day 346: Continued downtrend in active Covid-19 cases

PUTRAJAYA, 26 Feb 2021:

Malaysia continued to register a positive downtrend in active Covid-19 cases as recoveries outnumber new infections.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 27.994 active cases as of noon today, with 3,085 recoveries outflanking the 2,253 new cases recorded – 2,246 local transmissions involving 1,324 Malaysians and 922 foreigners, while seven were imported involving three Malaysians and four foreign nationals.

As the nation’s overall tally stood at 295,951 infections, the number of deaths continued with 11 more today – raising the fatality total to 1,111. The deaths involved eight Malaysians and three foreigners aged between 36 and 78, with four fatalities recorded in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (three), Sarawak (two) and one case each in Johor and Sabah.

This development comes as over a million have registered to receive Covid-19 vaccines, said Dr Noor Hisham.

Selangor continued to chart the highest daily tally with 633 cases, followed by Perak (545), Johor (276), Sarawak (250), Sabah (129) and Kuala Lumpur (122).

He said 95 of the new cases involved prison clusters at Tembok Tapah with 54 cases, Tembok Pengkalan Chepa (28 cases), Telok Mas (six cases), Penjara Jalan Sungai Jelok (three cases), Tembok Sungai Udang (two cases) and one case each at Penjara Seberang Perai and Tembok Bukit Besi clusters.

Another 10 new clusters were identified today, with eight of them workplace-related while two more involved communities in Kampung Telekong in Kelantan and Kampung Columbia in Perak.

The eight workplace clusters identified were Tapak Bina Persiaran Freesia, Teknologi Emas, Jalan Jenjarum and Bukit Putra in Selangor; Simpang Tiga Muar and Jalan Mega Satu (Johor); Merotai Besar (Sabah) and Genting Terang in Penang.