Seremban Workers’ Cluster Pushes Daily Covid-19 Cases Above 3,500

Out of eight new clusters reported today, six involved factory workers in Selangor, Johor, and Penang.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 — A Covid-19 cluster at a wood product factory in Seremban, Negeri Sembilan recorded 1,338 new infections, comprising nearly 40 per cent of today’s nationwide tally of 3,545 cases.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said the Sungai Gadut Industrial Cluster at KM11, Seremban, which was first announced on February 22 following a workplace screening, has recorded 1,432 Covid-19 cases so far, comprising 1,114 foreigners and 318 Malaysians.

Eight new Covid-19 clusters were reported today, pushing active clusters to 509. Out of the eight clusters, six involved factory workers in Selangor, Johor, and Penang. The Malaysian government has enforced mandatory Covid-19 testing of all foreign workers from January 1.

Out of 3,544 local infections reported nationwide today, Negeri Sembilan registered the highest tally at 1,392, followed by Selangor (582), Kuala Lumpur (381), and Sarawak (353). Sarawak reported today its highest ever 24-hour increase. 

Twelve new Covid-19 deaths were reported today, comprising men and women from the ages of 52 to 98 in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Terengganu, and Sabah. One victim, a 74-year-old Malaysian man with a history of high blood pressure, was brought in dead to Serdang Hospital in Selangor.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 death tally has risen to 1,088 as of today, or a 0.37 per cent case fatality rate.

Active cases currently number at 30,677. A total of 189 Covid-19 patients are in intensive care, including 88 on ventilator support. 

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