PUTRAJAYA, Nov 19 – A total of 52,820 people are under home quarantine due to Covid-19 infection from a total of 67,923 active cases in the country as of today including 6,355 cases.
In its daily online update, the Ministry of Health said 8,181 people are at treatment and quarantine centres while another 542 cases are under Intensive Care Units (436 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 106 being suspected cases and under investigation). A total of 173 of the confirmed patients are on assisted breathing and another suspected 95 cases are also on ventilators.
A total of 5,031 of them have also recovered from the virus. The total number of people who have been infected with the virus now stands at the 2,575,888.
Out of the new cases, 31 of them were imported involving 20 citizens and 11 non-citizens.
The ministry also reported 55 deaths including 9 who were brought in dead.
The battle against Covid-19 is continuing in the country with 10 new clusters reported bringing the total of clusters so far to 5,877 clusters.
While the number of active clusters has come down to 246 clusters, the ministry continues to caution people against taking it easy.
Individuals and businesses have been reminded to continue to abide by the standard operating procedures at all times.
Earlier today, Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah reposted on his Facebook, an analysis of the Covid-19 situation in Melaka from the Health Director of Melaka.
A general caution was made to ensure adherence to the SOPs during polls tomorrow. The Health Ministry has also come up with a set of guidelines for all those participating in polling tomorrow, from voters to others who will be providing various services during the election. The full guidelines can be accessed at moh.gov.my.
While the state has seen an easing trend in the number of active cases, the rate of infection remains up in the state, according to the statement.
Meanwhile, Noor Hisham said that as of Nov 13, a total of 29,226 premises in the country have been checked for SOP compliance.
Out of this, 686 were issued with warning notices and 6,680 with compounds amounting to RM12,470,000.00 in total. The offences include not obeying orders of the Director General of Health, organising prohibited, cross-state or district activities, operating overtime and holding assembly.
There were also 25 cases of violation of the Home Surveillance Order (Annex 14) directive with two of them prosecuted and 23 compounded.
A total of 772 investigation papers were also submitted to the Deputy Prosecutor’s Office (TPR) for permission to prosecute.
A total of 191 cases were registered and 26 cases convicted in court with a fine amount of RM14,400.00.
A total of 603 premises have been also ordered to close under Subsection 18(1)(f) The Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Act (APPPB) 1988 for non compliance with SOPs including not conducting COVID-19 screening for foreign citizens, not providing a book for patrons to register and not conducting temperature screening.