MCO day 409: Daily new Covid-19 cases rose to 3,788 & another 14 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 30 April 2021:

The relentless rise in daily additions of Covid-19 infections saw 3,788 cases recorded today, said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, with the overall tally now standing at 408,713.

With no Malaysians among the two imported cases, local transmissions were made up of 3,476 citizens (91.8%) and 310 foreigners.

Around a third – 1,265 cases – were recorded in Selangor, followed by Sarawak (760), Kelantan (464), Kuala Lumpur (255), Penang (250), Johor (160), Kedah (136), negeri Sembilan (136) and Perak (118).

Labuan and Putrajaya had five new cases each, Perlis with five; while the remaining four states recorded double-digit new infections.

Following 2,640 discharges, total recoveries now stand at 377,980 (92.48%) as active cases rose to 29,277 with 328 at intensive care units being the highest todate and 161 needing respirators.

There were 14 fatalities – six in Selangor, five in Sarawak, two in Johor and one in Negeri Sembilan; the only foreigner being in Selangor – raising the Covid-19 death toll to 1,506.

Another four education clusters were among the big jump with 17 new clusters identified today – in Negeri Sembilan (Jalan Dataran), Perak (Chersonese), Sarawak (Jalan Agama) and Selangor (Jalan Wau).

Johor recorded a detention cluster (Pagar Rimba) and a religious cluster (Jalan Sultanah) while Kuala Lumpur had a high-risk group cluster at Taman Bukit Hijau.

There were five community clusters in Melaka (Kampung Hilir Alor Gajah), Sabah (Kampung Bergosong) and Sarawak (Nanga Tajam, Sungai Ngungun and Sungai Ranan); the remaining five are workplace clusters in Kelantan (Sungai Ngungun), Penang (Perusahaan Baru Dua and Tapak Bina Jalan Todak Satu), Sarawak (Air Padang) and Selangor (Jalan Taming Dua).

As only five clusters ended today, those active has shot up to 390 out of 1,655 identified todate.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said 544,018 individuals have completed the Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday, with 877,646 having received their first doses.

This brings total Covid-19 vaccine doses deployed so far to 1,421,664 while less than a third of Malaysia’s population or 9,395,917 have registered to receive the vaccine.