Penang health committee chairman Dr Norlela Ariffin has urged people to maintain their vigilance as the Covid-19 threat remains. This comes after the state witnessed a 100% increase in daily Covid cases on the first day of the Chinese New Year. Yesterday, Penang reported 426 cases, which is a new high considering the average 200 to 250 cases. She said that although the state has the top vaccination rate in the country, the threat remains real.
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Dr Norlela Ariffin said that out of the 426 cases, 11 were foreigners. According to data, the Balik Pulau district recorded the most number of cases, followed by the sub-districts of Kepala Batas, Bukit Mertajam, Nibong Tebal and the George Town District.
Doctors are advising people to frequently take Covid-19 self test, especially those who are exposed to public areas.
Meanwhile, Malaysia reported 5,566 cases, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,876,324.