More than 1,800 healthcare workers have tested positive for COVID-19 as of yesterday.

In a statement yesterday, Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the bulk of the 1,880 infections were from among fellow workers (33%), and from the community (also 33%).

According to him, some healthcare workers had even gone to work despite exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, while some had failed to wear masks in the hospital.

This had led to the breakout of new clusters at hospitals, he noted, citing the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) in Klang. Two clusters with a total of 122 cases, have been linked to the hospital thus far.

The Sungai Buloh hospital, meanwhile has about 80 cases. There are also outbreaks reported at the Selayang and Serdang hospitals.

Noor Hisham reminded healthcare workers to always observe the SOPs (standard operating procedures), to contain the spread of the disease.

The COVID-19 cases in the country continue to number in the four digits, of late.

Yesterday, 2,062 new cases were reported, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 97,389. The death tally currently stands at 439.

The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 78.3 million, and 1.72 million, respectively.


Source: FMT
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