PUTRAJAYA,, 6 April 2021:
Covid-19 infections rose by another 1,300 cases today to 353,329 overall, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.
The 1,412 discharges brought total recoveries to 337,868 (95.6%), with the 14,161 active cases including 189 at intensive care units and 88 needing ventilators.
Half the 24 imported infections were Malaysians, local transmissions were made up of 918 citizens (71.9%) and 358 foreigners.
Sarawak took lead with most number of additional Covid-19 cases with 385, followed by Selangor (242), Kelantan (126), Sabah (112) and Penang (110). Perlis reported none, Putrajaya with three, Melaka having seven, Labuan charting eight and Terengganu with nine; all other states had double-digit new infections.
The death toll rose by five – all Malaysians with three in Sabah plus one each in Kelantan and Selangor – raising the number of fatalities to 1,300.
There was one religious-based cluster among the 10 identified today – at Belacon (Sabah) – and detention-related in Padang Hijau (Johor). Community clusters are at Taman Peruda (Kedah), Kampung Palekbang (Kelantan) and Kampung Belaoh (Terengganu) while the five workplace clusters are at Jalan Mega Industri (Johor), Jalan Kota Kubang Labu (Kelantan), Jalan Maju (Sarawak) plus Integrasi Rawang Tiga and Jalan Badli Shah (Selangor).
With 11 clusters ended today, 354 remain active out of the 1,42 identified todate.
Meanwhile, two Melaka primary schools have been closed for three days after a total of 10 Covid-19 cases were detected among staff and pupils.
Melaka State Health and Anti-Dadah Committee chairman Datuk Rahmad Mariman said four teachers and staff of SK Jeram had tested positive for Covid-19 while three teachers and three pupils at SK Pengkalan Balak were infected.