The Klang Valley is experiencing a rise in sporadic and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, the Health director-general has warned.
Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said out of the 578,105 cases recorded from Jan 1 to June 19, 398,846 were sporadic infections, which means these infections were detected in the community, but are not tied to any existing clusters.
Of these, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur placed in the top two with 151,725 and 44,517 cases respectively, while Sarawak came in a close third with 40,889.
In Selangor, the Petaling district had the highest number of sporadic cases, followed by Hulu Langat, and Klang, he reportedly said in a statement, according to the New Straits Times.
"These cases were detected through workplace, community, or symptomatic screenings.
"What's more worrying is that most sporadic cases are asymptomatic. This means they can infect anyone around them who do not practice the correcy standard operating procedures (SOP)," Noor Hisham added.
As such, it is important for everyone to continue adhering to the SOPs set, so they don't expose their families and the community, to the risk of catching COVID-19, the DG said further.
Yesterday, the number of new COVID-19 cases dipped to below 5,000 - with 4,611 infections recorded, bringing the total to 701,019. Sixty nine new deaths were also recorded yesterday, and now, the country's total fatality stands at 4,477.
The global coronavirus infection and death tally has surpassed 179 million, and 3.88 million, respectively.
Source: NST, Noor Hisham Facebook
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Tue Jun 22 2021