MCO day 355: Daily new Covid-19 cases at 1,683 & 3 more deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 7 March 2021:

The downtrend of new Covid-19 cases against recoveries continued with 1,683 infections recorded overnight till noon today as the overall tally reached 313,460, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Recoveries remained positive at 93.14% with 2,506 discharged to bring total cleared of Covid-19 to 291,958.

There were 10 imported cases involving four Malaysians and six foreigners, while local transmissions were made up of 1,132 citizens (67.7%) and 541 foreigners.

Selangor again recorded the highest number of new infections at 746 cases, followed by Sarawak (201), Penang (172), Johor (158) and Kuala Lumpur (125).

After several days of a clean record, 24 new infections saw Perlis join other states that had double digit new cases while single digits were recorded in Labuan (8) and Putrajaya (2).

Active cases fell to 20,333 today with 174 at intensive care units and 81 needing respirators. Another three fatalities – all Malaysians, two in Selangor and one in Pahang – brought the overall death toll to 1,169.

There were eight new clusters reported today – with five being workplace-related and two of detention centres and one community – while 14 were declared ended.

The workplace clusters are Kemuning Enam and Jalan Sungai (Selangor); Tapak Bina Jalan Satu (Kuala Lumpur), Jalan Industri Tiga (Johor) and Industri Inanam (Sabah).

The detention cluster of DTI Persiaran Wawasan contributed 13 of new Covid-19 cases in Perlis today, with the other detention centre cluster being Jalan Awang in Sarawak. The Kiba community cluster was also declared in Sarawak.

Overall, 727 Covid-19 clusters have ended of the 1,199 identified so far.