M’sia records 3,318 new COVID-19 cases, hoping that post-CNY won’t make it worse

AFTER new standard operating procedures were introduced for the festive season of Chinese New Year (CNY), people are wondering if the number of new COVID-19 cases will shoot back up once the celebrations are over.

As of today, there were 3,318 new cases reported (total 258,306).

Meanwhile, according to Health Director-General Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah, seven of the new cases reported were imported, with five of those found in Kuala Lumpur and one each in Selangor and Johor.

Selangor remains as the state with the highest number of new cases at 1,214, with Johor following behind at 742 and Kuala Lumpur at 374.

Even though the number of patients recovering was slightly higher at 3,505 (total 205,774), many are wondering if new clusters will emerge post-CNY.

Today, Noor Hisham announced that there were 14 new clusters, with 13 of them involving work places.

Unfortunately, there were 17 deaths today, bringing the total number of casualties to 953.

Currently, there are 51,579 active cases around the country with 258 being admitted in intensive care units and 119 in need of ventilator support. – Feb 12, 2021

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