COVID-19: M’sia records new high for second consecutive day

THE Health Ministry (MOH) has reported 6,806 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 492,302.

In a tweet, Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also reported that 3,916 patients have recovered from the infection, with the total discharged now stands at 440,032.

Currently, there are 50,171 active cases, in which 587 patients are still in receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU), with 330 of them in need of ventilator support.

Dr Noor Hisham also announced that 59 people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 2,099.

He noted that out of the total new cases recorded, 6,804 cases were local transmissions, in which 6,122 or 90% of them were locals.

Selangor recorded the highest number of cases again (2,277), followed by Kuala Lumpur (655) and Johor (615).

On related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has found 24 new clusters in the country.

Meanwhile, Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that several other major towns in Perak – Ipoh, Gerik, Tanjung Malim and Taiping – will be placed under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Saturday to June 4, after all districts recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 daily cases. – May 20, 2021

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