COVID-19: Kedah records highest number of interstate cluster infections

THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 1,327 COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours.

In a statement today, Health Ministry’s director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that there were 1,247 recoveries, bringing the total number of those recovered to 317,289.

He also noted that 1,316 cases were locally transmitted where 861 or 65.4% of them were locals and 455 (34.6%) were foreigners.

Meanwhile, more than half of that new infections detected in the last 24 hours were from Selangor with 356 infections, followed by Sarawak (276) and Penang (205).

Currently, there are 14,518 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, of which 154 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care unit (ICU) with 65 requiring ventilator support.

On a related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected five new clusters in the country, of which four are workplace clusters.

Additionally, the MOH also reported that between Jan 1 and March 21, there were 3,170 cases involving interstate clusters (Import B). Three states which reported the highest number of infections due to interstate travelling are Kedah with 714 cases (22.5%), followed by Perak (582 cases/18.4%) and Negeri Sembilan (370 cases/11.7%). – March 21, 2021


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