MCO day 410: Daily new Covid-19 cases at 2,881 & another 15 deaths

PUTRAJAYA, 1 May 2021:

Daily additions of Covid-19 infections fell below 3,000 today with 2,881 cases reported, bringing Malaysia’s overall tally to 411,594.

There were five Malaysians among the 16 imported cases, local transmissions involved 2,609 citizens (91.1%) and 256 foreigners.

Selangor again led with the highest number of new cases with 759, followed by Sarawak (445), Kelantan (442), Kuala Lumpur (315), Johor (310), Penang (133) and Kedah (111).

Only Perlis had no case Covid-19 additions, with Labuan and Putrajaya reporting three each; while the remaining six states charted double digit new cases.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Movement Control Oder (MCO) restrictions currently being applied will be reviewed – especially for states with high number of Covid-19 infections.

With 2,462 discharges, total recoveries reached 380,442 patients (92.43%), active cases have risen to 29.631 – with 337 at intensive care units and 176 needing respirators.

Another 15 fatalities – five in Selangor; two each in Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak; plus one each in Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah and Terengganu – brought the death toll to 1,521.

There were four education clusters among the 14 identified today – in Johor (Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu), Sarawak (Long Jegan), Selangor (Lestari Perdana Tujuh) and Terengganu (Saujana) – plus two religious clusters in Melaka (Air Budi and Sebatu).

With being four workplace clusters in Johor (Jalan Garuda), Sabah (Jalan Kilang Dua), Sarawak (Durin) and Selangor (Jalan Sungai Sembilang), the remainder four are community clusters in Melaka (Seri Jati), Perak (Jalan Sepat), Sabah (Umas) and Sarawak (Sungai Nirai).

As nine clusters ended today, 395 remain active out of 1,669 identified todate.