THE Health Ministry announced 1,116 new COVID-19 infections and five deaths in the past 24 hours.
In a statement, Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also announced that there were 1,495 recoveries, bringing the total number of those recovered to 318,784.
“We have a total number of 334,156 infection cases as of now. Unfortunately, five people have lost their lives to the coronavirus, bringing the total death toll to 1,238,” he added.
One of those who died was a foreigner while the rest were locals.
As usual, Selangor detected the highest number of infections today at 403, followed by Kuala Lumpur (158) and Sarawak (124).
On related matter, Noor Hisham announced that his ministry has detected 10 new clusters in the country.
Eight of them are workplace related and the rest are community-based infections.
“With that, we have 411 active clusters. A staggering 15 clusters have ended today. Three clusters that contributed to the high number of cases today are Jalan Usahawan construction site (70), Tanjung Suria (70) and Jalan Harapan prison (55),” he remarked.
On related matter, the Government has administered 428,710 vaccine shots under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (PICK)
“The statistics is a roundup of those who received both the first dose and the second one,” said Noor Hisham.
Based on the chart provided by the Special Committee on Ensuring Access to COVID-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV), Selangor tops the chart on the most number of people to have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, at 53,566.
Only 369 people in the state have received their second shot.
While Sarawak registered 35,272 people of receiving their first shots, a whopping 7,735 people in the state have already been given their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines, which is the highest so far.
The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has to be administered twice, in a certain time frame, to offer better protection against the coronavirus. – March 22, 2021.