By Nurin Najmina Zaidi
GOMBAK, 7 January 2021: Malaysia again breaks a new record registering the highest number of COVID-19 cases today at 3,027, where 3,021 are local cases and six are imported, making cumulative cases to 128,465.
Active cases stand at 25,221 with 142 cases admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and 63 cases being intubated.
Johor is now leading with 1,103 cases, followed by Selangor with 706 cases, Sabah with 493 cases, Kuala Lumpur with 316 cases, and Penang with 111 cases.
According to the Health Director-General, Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah, nine new clusters have emerged.
Kuala Lumpur recorded five new clusters which are Tapak Bina Jalan Ipoh cluster, Rungkup cluster, Desa Setapak cluster, and Jalan Jaya clusters. In Selangor, two new clusters were recorded, Damai Pelangi cluster and Tapak Bina Hartamas cluster.
In each of the three states, Sarawak, Putrajaya and Johor, the clusters recorded are Keranji Tabuan cluster, Ziarah Putra cluster and Senai Murni cluster respectively.
Meanwhile, eight new fatalities were reported pushing the death toll up to 521.
On the contrary, 2,145 positive cases had been recovered and discharged as of today, adding the total number of recovery cases to 102,723. ***
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