Covid-19: 2,000 mark crossed as daily cases hits record high again

By Emma Victoria

THE number of new Covid-19 cases broke the 2,000 mark today with most of the cases detected in Klang, Selangor.

Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah said there were 2,188 new cases today with Selangor alone registering 1,628 cases.

He said the new cases bring the total number of cases in the country to 58,847, with 14,353 cases being active.

There were also four deaths today, raising the death toll to 341.

Dr Noor Hisham said there were 1,673 recoveries, bringing the total number of those discharged to 44,153.

Today’s figures are the highest since the pandemic started surpassing even the figures at the height of infections in Sabah. The previous high was yesterday with 1,884 cases.

Sabah recorded 232 cases today followed by 112 in Perak, 90 in Kuala Lumpur and 73 in Negeri Sembilan.

Most of the Selangor cases are in Klang, which registered 1,537 cases. It is mainly linked to the Teratai cluster which involves workers from Top Glove factories.

Meanwhile Sarawak reported one Covid-19 case today, after recording zero cases for the past three days.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee in a statement said the case that was detected in Kuching, involves a woman who works at a shopping mall as a communication device agent.

The committee said the patient had went for self-screening at a private hospital on Nov 23 and tested positive for the virus.

She has been suffering from cough, fever, loss of taste and dizziness since Nov 10.

“We have begun contact tracing, including those living in the same house and working at the same premises. She has no travel history to high risk areas, hence it is categorised as a local transmission.

“We need to further investigate to determine the source of infection,” the committee said.

There are 45 active cases in the state and six active clusters.

There are the Besi, Jalan Abell, Wisma Saberkas, Green Hill, Seladah and Baki clusters.

To date, Sarawak has reported a total of 1,056 cases, including 19 deaths.