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Healthcare workers administering the Covid-19 testing to residents in Meru during a mass screening operation held at the Meru 3 Community Hall, Klang, on December 2, 2020. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

Covid-19: 90 pct of Klang Valley’s daily cases recorded in Selangor

SHAH ALAM, Dec 3 — Selangor has today recorded 459 new Covid-19 cases including one imported case, out of the daily nationwide total of 1,075 new daily cases.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said this makes up 90 per cent of the total cases in the Klang Valley, which recorded 508 new cases.

“Sabah recorded the second highest daily new cases (by state) with 310 infections, followed by Johor with 78 cases,” he said in a statement on the country’s Covid-19 situation today. 

Dr Noor Hisham said Selangor also saw one new cluster out of four new clusters identified today, called the Monsoon Cluster.

“The new cluster involves the Petaling district in Selangor. 106 individuals have been screened and 19 were found to be Covid-19 positive in this cluster.

“Out of the 459 new cases reported in Selangor today, 307 were from existing clusters including five from the new Monsoon Cluster, 54 cases from close-contact screenings, one imported case from overseas and 97 others were from other Covid-19 screenings,” he said.

Meanwhile, three deaths were reported in the state today out of the total 11 deaths reported nationwide.

The deceased were two females aged 72 and 77, and a male aged 81, who all passed away at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.

According to the data by the Selangor State Health Department’s Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC), the Klang district still recorded the highest new daily infections with 194 cases, followed by Hulu Langat (144), Petaling (83), Gombak (21), Sepang (8), Kuala Langat (5), Kuala Selangor (3) and Hulu Selangor (1).

Sabak Bernam registered zero cases.

As of noon today, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in Selangor stands at 15,534 out of the nationwide total of 69,095 cases.

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