M’sia posts all-time high 11,079 COVID-19 cases; almost half from Selangor

JUST when you think that the daily infection rate has dwindled, you will be proven wrong.

While hope was high of a drop in cases today following yesterday’s (July 12) 8,574 COVID-19 cases, the Health Ministry (MOH) today reported a staggering 11,079 cases over the past 24 hours – the first time the infection rate breaches the five-figure mark.

In a tweet, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Selangor continues to record the highest number of cases in the country at 5,263 followed by Kuala Lumpur (1,521 cases) and Negri Sembilan (1,033 cases).

Commenting on the sudden spike in the number of cases on Dr Noor Hisham’s Facebook page, Kalai Vayil said:

“Please improve the situation and facility in COVID assessment centres … pakai gelang (wearing wrist band) and potong gelang (cutting the wrist band) should be at different places to avoid overcrowding … people get sicker after going there. It’s not a joke to wait in queue seven to 10 hours when we are already sick with COVID. Some of my family and friends who had mild symptoms got worse after coming back from the assessment centre.”

Nur Izzah Sufiah wrote: “Please Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, please do something! It’s irrelevant that the statistics are still high even as people are staying at home.

“If according to the Emergency (Essential Powers) Ordinance 2021, the Health director-general has the right to direct all factories to shut down. Please do so! All of us want to be free from all this. Have pity on all frontliners who are out there fighting tirelessly.

“Please wield your authority, Dr Noor Hisham. We are all very exhausted already.”

Loke Ching has this to say: “MCO at Selangor is not effective. Still many going out jogging, neighbours chit chating outside, many food stall, fruit stall, durian stall, etc are opening out there. People still can go out freely. Why not just have a really FULL LOCKDOWN where all these non-essential businesses don’t operate for two weeks? Give a last chance. If we don’t lockdown properly, all the previous efforts are wasted.”

This brings the cumulative total number of cases to 855,949. Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah also reported that 5,990 patients have recovered from the infection with the total discharged now stands at 753,328.

Unfortunately, 125 people have succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 6,385.

He noted that out of the total new cases recorded, 11,052 cases were local transmissions.

Currently, there are 96,236 active cases, in which 972 patients are still in receiving treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) with 456 of them in need of ventilator support. – July 13, 2021.


Photo credit: Malaysiakini

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