COVID-19: Almost half of locally transmitted new infections involve foreigners

THE Health Ministry has reported 2,437 COVID-19 cases and 3,251 recoveries in the past 24 hours.

Since the start of the pandemic, Malaysia has now seen 300,752 COVID-19 infections and 273,417 recoveries (recovery rate 90.9%).

“Unfortunately, nine people have lost their lives to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 1,130,” Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a statement.

Noor Hisham also noted that out of the total new cases recorded, 2,435 cases were local transmissions while the rest are imported infections.

In addition, out of 2,435 locally transmitted cases, 50.3% or 1,126 of them were locals and 1,209 (49.7%) were foreigners.

Currently, there are 26,205 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, of which 202 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU) with 93 requiring ventilator support.

Meanwhile, Selangor continues to records the highest number of cases with 914 infections, followed by Johor (340) and Kuala Lumpur (337).

On a related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected nine new clusters with all of them are workplace related clusters.

“With that, we have 491 active clusters in the country. Three clusters have ended today; which are Jalan Rami Tiga, Lingkaran Maluri and Sri Plentong,” he added. – Feb 28, 2021

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