MCO day 386: Daily new Covid-19 cases at 1,139

PUTRAJAYA, 7 April 2021:

Another 1,139 Covid-19 infections were recorded today, raising Malaysia’s overall tally to 354,468 cases.

There were more discharges at 1,199 as total recoveries stood at 339,067 (95.65%). While active case continued to decline to 14,097 (3.98%), the number of patients at intensive care units rose to 194 while those needing respirators no stands at 86.

The 13 imported cases included seven Malaysians, local transmissions were made up of 1,001 citizens (88.9%) and 125 foreigners.

Sarawak charted the highest number of new cases with 332, followed by Selangor (294) and Johor (102). Perlis and Putrajaya had none, Labuan with one; while all other states charted double-digit new infections.

The death toll rose by four – all Malaysians with two in Sarawak plus one each in Johor and Kuala Lumpur – to 1,304 (0.37%) fatalities overall.

Another 10 new Covid-19 clusters were detected today – including the first imported cluster in months at Highline (Johor), involving a ship berthed off Pengerang near Kota Tinggi with the first positive case identified on Monday and five confirmed as of today.

Johor also had a detention cluster at Tembok Choh Dua plus its third cluster being community-based at Jalan Persiaran Putri; the other community cluster is at Sungai Kawi (Sarawak).

The fourth cluster in Johor is workplace-related at Persiaran Indahpura Utama; two others each in Penang (Jalan Padang Benggali and Sungai Kluang Empat) and Selangor (Jalan Keretapi and Jalan Simpang Balak) plus one in Sarawak (Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan).

As 10 clusters ended today, 354 remain active out of 1,431 identified todate.