Covid-19: New cluster in Pengerang; 50 new cases last 24 hours

Noor Hisham

Written by TheMole

PUTRAJAYA — APRIL 22, 2020: A new cluster has emerged in Pengerang, Johor, after a patient who was initially suspected to have dengue travelled to a few states to visit relatives.

It involves 15 cases, consisting 10 colleagues and five family members, including the patient’s 79-year-old mother and a 10-year-old daughter. Seven cases are still under treatment.

In the last 24 hours the country recorded 50 cases, down by seven from the previous day, while the number of recoveries was at 103 to bring the total to 3,452 as of noon today.

The total number of cases is thus 5,532, with 43 patients in intensive care and 25 on ventilators. Another death brings the number of fatalities to 93.

At his daily press briefing today, Health director-general Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Pengerang cluster and the Rembau sub-cluster should be an example of the importance of adhering to the movement control order and avoiding visits.

This includes travelling across states and districts or attending large gatherings of all kinds.

Noor Hisham advised Muslims to use the fasting month as a time to conduct their religious obligations at home.



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