By Maryam Iman
GOMBAK, 16 January 2021: It is only the fourth day of Emergency and Malaysia has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases at 4,029 as of noon today, increasing the number of active cases to 37,126.
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the recent figures bring the cumulative number of infections up to the six-digit range with 155,095.
Of the total cases today, eight are imported.
Selangor remains the highest contributor of cases, recording 1,466 infections or 36.4 per cent of the total.
This is followed by Johor with 719 cases (17.8 per cent) and Sabah with 449 cases (11.1 per cent), according to a statement by Tan Sri Dr. Noor Hisham today.
Approximately, 2.7 per cent of the cases reported today are linked to clusters at Temporary Detention Centres, Immigration Detention Centre and prisons, involving Jalan Harapan Prison cluster (40 cases), Tembok Nanas cluster (39 cases), Tembok Gajah cluster (15 cases), Damai Pelangi cluster (nine cases), Pagar Siput cluster (four cases), Tembok Kemus cluster (two cases) and Pagar Bentong cluster (one case).
A total of 2,148 people have been discharged, increasing the number of recoveries to 117,375 equivalent to 75.7 per cent of the cumulative number of cases.
Some 205 patients are in intensive care, with 79 requiring ventilator support.
Eight people succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 594, of which five out of 8 deaths suffered from chronic disease such as diabetes ***