COVID-19 | The Health Ministry reported 862 new Covid-19 cases as of noon today with three more deaths reported.
Leading indicators in brief:
All three new deaths involved patients in Sabah, bringing the total number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus to 193.
Over the past 30 days, the total Covid-19 death toll for Sabah alone was 58 against five reported in other states.
Details of the three new victims, all with prior history of illnesses, are as follows:
From the patient's case numbers, it would be likely that Patient 13,509 and 14,987 were admitted to hospital earlier this month, while Patient 22,036 was only a confirmed Covid-19 case as of noon today.
Of the 862 new cases, only two involved import cases. New cases attributed to recent travel to Sabah remained in the low single digits (four).
At a press conference in Putrajaya today, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said there are 26 active clusters in Selangor of which nine involved workplace transmissions and one cluster related to a shopping mall.
In all, 18 active clusters were caused by local transmissions, not linked to recent travel to Sabah.
"This situation is a result of high population density and mobility among Selangor residents and visitors," said Noor Hisham.
A breakdown of the source of new cases across the country are as follows:
Sabah (673 new cases)
Selangor (132 new cases)
Kedah (17 new cases)
Perak (nine new cases)
Penang (nine new cases)
Labuan (six new cases)
Negeri Sembilan (six new cases)
Kuala Lumpur (six new cases)
Putrajaya (one new case)
Johor (one new case)
Kelantan (one new case)
The new Kertang cluster was attributed to an index case in the Kota Belud district in Sabah. The index patient was a close contact of a Covid-19 case.
As of noon today, this cluster involved 21 cases.