Covıd-19, Malaysia

Covıd-19, Malaysia

Recent festive celebrations in Malaysia sparked 60 COVID-19 clusters with 3,511 cases: Health ministry

Recent festive celebrations in Malaysia sparked 60 COVID-19 clusters with 3,511 cases: Health ministry

11/6/2021 7:09:00 AM

Recent festive celebrations in Malaysia sparked 60 COVID-19 clusters with 3,511 cases: Health ministry

KUALA LUMPUR: Recent festive celebrations in Malaysia sparked 60 COVID-19 clusters involving 3,511 cases, the health ministry said on Thursday ...

AdvertisementAdvertisementThe remaining three clusters linked to festive celebrations were in Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu.These clusters resulted in the death of 20 people with 11 patients still in the intensive care unit as of Thursday, health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said in his daily report.

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The number of patients in the intensive care unit in Malaysia have hit record numbers for 17 consecutive days, from May 25 to Jun 10. The number breached the 900 mark on Jun 7 and hit 911 on Jun 10.Dr Noor Hisham said the increase in infections and fatalities associated with the festive celebration clusters was “serious and worrying” as it occurred within a short amount of time.

AdvertisementREAD: Free 2-year validity extension for Malaysian passports expiring in 2021: High commission in Singapore“It is the responsibility of all to protect those who are vulnerable, especially elderly parents in our hometowns, by not exposing them to the coronavirus,” he added. headtopics.com

Dr Noor Hisham also said that Malaysia should follow the example of neighbouring countries that have succeeded in controlling the pandemic situation.“They have shown that with the cooperation among all parties and the adherence to stipulated standard operating procedures, a normal way of life can be possible.”

As of Thursday, Malaysia has reported a total of 639,562 COVID-19 cases, of which 79,848 are still active or infectious. Read more: CNA »

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