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122 new Covid-19 infections, 70 local infections, 2 deaths
Published:  May 3, 2020 9:05 AM
Updated: 10:47 AM

CORONAVIRUS | There are 122 new Covid-19 infections as of noon today, the second consecutive day that infections have been in the triple digits.

This is the highest infection since April 16, when 110 infections were reported.

Total infections are now at 6,298, with 1,780 active cases.

Of the new infections today, 70 were local or community infections, while 52 were imported cases.

Of the local infections, 24 were from enhanced movement control order areas, that is Selangor Mansion (3), the area around the Kuala Lumpur wholesale market (17), and Selayang Baru (4).

There was also a spike in cluster cases. There were 50 new cases linked to the Indonesian Pesantren Islamic school cluster, Sendayan (17), Chow Kit market (16), Sarawak church gathering (1) and Kuching health workers (1).

 A new cluster has also been identified among construction workers in Kuala Lumpur, which had 28 cases yesterday.

Noor Hisham said a probe is underway to determine if this is linked to the Kuala wholesale market cluster, as the construction workers may be staying in the same accommodation as those who work at the market.

Of the current cases, 27 are in ICU, four less than yesterday, while the number of those on ventilators is at 13, one more than yesterday.

Two new deaths were reported, bringing the death toll to 105.

The new deaths are:

Patient 5,539 (Death 104)

An 82-year-old Malaysian man with a history of hypertension and heart disease. He was treated at Sungai Buloh Hospital on April 22. He died at 6.29pm yesterday.

Patient 5,837 (Death 105)

A 64-year-old Malaysian man with a history of diabetes, hypertension, and kidney disease. He was treated at Tuanku Ja'afar Hospital in Seremban on April 27. He died at 9.46am today.

Meanwhile, 87 patients have recovered, bringing total recoveries to 4,413 or 70 percent of total cases.

The rise in new infections comes as the government plans to ease MCO restrictions tomorrow.


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